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"