Saturday, August 3, 2013

A gentle world

If we could inherit
memory... with birth
like other traits
maybe we could be
aware of the hurts ahead
and avoid them
like a ship
slipping between the icebergs
with the aid of radar...

If when we receive
our shots as infants
to protect us against disease
they could inoculate
us also
against the pain
life holds waiting for us
leaving our innocence
intact... trusting... giving
how much gentler
the world could be...