This poem’s purpose is to heal you.
It is antiseptic and an antiviral.
It will kill all that festering shit
that constantly loops through your brain.
It will kill all those circulating internet memes
that numb your heart.
This poem reminds you of your value.
This poem rebuilds your self-esteem.
This poem supplies words
when you require them.
This poem remains hushed
when silence is what you need.
It exposes all your flaws and fractures
so you may see your truth.
It reminds you and your body
there is no deadline for getting adulthood right.
copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney