Every day, every hour, every minute,
I could save a life or bear witness to end it.
At the crossroads of joy and despair
there’s imminent danger and subliminal care.
The faces I never see
yet life experiences engulf me to whatever degree
that is possible in a fleeting moment
and unforgiving unless I own it.
I must always choose to respond first
which is a blessing as well as a curse.
Taken lightly the battle is never won
but too heavily, it’s 16 tons……