2021-06-16T12:21:33-07:00June 10th, 2021|Musings on life|

Growing compassion

Before you know compassion,
you must know the sting
of indifference

and it is perhaps for this reason
that children were built
with brains that drive their emotions
erratically like a car
without brakes

so when you hear your own
being pelted
with the easy cruelty
that slides back and forth
at this age

you just hope they are not
plotting revenge

but instead
letting their synapses
weld this memory
into a promise

when it is my turn
to be powerful,
I will be kind.

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