a lullaby for the aching poet

words may contain
any power or emotion

if utilized effectively
they educate
postulate theories which lead to discoveries of the greater good

they can change one man’s heart
or the minds of the thinking world

they too can be medicinal

come into my fire lit tent
fill your emptiness
heat your hands
inhale swirling smoke
laugh with your fellow tribesmen

you are welcome to stay too long

rest your head against
the warm skin of my shoulder
sway in gentle arms

as i say to you these words
in an antiseptic rhythm
a thoughtfully compounded
all purpose salve
to sooth your bleeding wounds
calm salt stung cheeks
your lonely heart

i love you
love you

you have the power
to be okay

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