The Lark
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The Lark

Vulnerable or Safe

A poem

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

There are defenses we craft with great care
Lifetime works of art
The aim
A reasonable one
Laudable even
To insulate ourselves from pain
Avoid harm

But beware of the unintended consequences
That often follow in the wake of these noble…



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John O'Neill

John O'Neill

Retired human services executive, living in Massachusetts near Boston, trying to be a better human being each day than the day before.