"Questions for the Invisible Onlooker"

An introspective poem concerning the urge to judge without knowing the full story behind a situation. Take what you want and need from it.

-Notes of All Trades


Could you stamp, staining
A natural need to revive
A limitless list
Of flaws-
Of things-
That deprive-
Of a dignity?

Could you find yourself
A secure onlooker,
Through the
Smeared glass,
The one
That reveals the
Awful scene of mishap?

Could you shout in understanding,
Without shaking ‘wake, the nest
Of young, yet
Aged wounds-
Those that could do
Without more ache?

Could you ever find
Your vision
Where all falls normal,
To you?



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