Hurt and Harm

Hurt and harm are different
though they often arrive together.
The first is immediate, temporary;
trees losing branches still grow,
even though it is painful.
The other a changed world,
whether by quake or erosion.
I cannot wipe it away,
only adapt to new landscapes,
choosing to climb, not die.


About Shawna Jacques

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Posted on 2018/11/01, in 5x10, Poetry, Tales from Life and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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