Another Poem

cactuswithflowerAttack
I intend to create a cacti fence
at the forest edge, drop several sharp thorn
plants and do not see how I angered
yellow jackets that fly up without warning
under my hat, into my shirt.

24 hours later, when face, chest and arm swell
to unsightly proportions,
I understand how instant karma is better
than when I have forgotten the cause,
and that pain is only seeking compassion

for all creatures,
so I open my windows,
welcome wind, welcome sun,
knowing a song to heal this day
is about to be born.

© Gudrun Mouw

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