We might avert our eyes

when uncomfortable with another

or simply turn away

instead of engaging certain people.

We may let the day’s inconveniences

keep our smile tucked away

and our solemn face

becomes our only language.

We might miss a need

another soul has for connection

because of fear or indifference

or some division in our society.

We might separate our existence

and put up our defenses

because of a valid sense

to protect our families.

We might align ourselves

with those who are like us

and cushion our lives

with the familiar and safe,

and with a loud megaphone

to all those disparate from us

scream silence

and remain deaf.

*May we, like Jesus, go to the well and speak.

C.L. Fisher, August 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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