Reaching Out

what matters

when worlds once aligned

begin a collision course

where care and compassion

generate gall.


oh it is the absurdity

the human condition

forgetful, forgotten

inside an insidious


of self-preservation.


Love thyself,

indeed do for it is us

the sole recipient

of a heart so large

our chest aches

in its capacity.


we hold life in check

rather than our tears embrace.


~ finding my way, a personal journey ~

(my dog is dying and I need to cry)