by Nancy Clarke

Not thinking before words leave lips

Not watching before missteps cause slips

Unmindful of ill words spoken

Hopeful hearts are torn and broken

Doesn’t matter what damages are caused

So foolish to believe all gains might as well be lost

Trampling others feeling mighty and high

Living it up, spreading lies

Laughing away, ignoring the cries

Nothing to lose, nothing to fear?

Carefree as though the end isn’t near


Featured in our March 2022 issue, "Structure/Destruction"