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Source: Adults

Author: Tanya Withers

Title: Damage Limitation

We are all damaged
In different ways.
My damage
Leaves me in a haze.


Not more from the weakened club?”

I hear you.

So, step back as I reply. “No!
Not so.”

Only goes to show
How unpredictable

We are.

Damage can be

Scar or tattoo venting

My shout
Is about
Those who recognize
The simple pleasure

A walk … anywhere
As long as the air
Is fresh or relatively so.

Or those who treat us
With their hand-tied
Available in a can
At the wayside.

Or a nod or a friendly gesture.

Or a letter or a card.

Or a phone-call from a friend.

Or a smile of sunshine.

Or the scent of the Virginia


I am damaged
But doing fine.

And beside myself
With gratitude
For the simplest
Simple pleasure.

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