Pausing in empathy, to facilitate
stepping stones across the street:
a random act of kindness, outlined while it snowed
Contrasting / against frigid slices of pretence
inhaled or eaten raw / reflecting
an icy high professional disdain
Of passion. Disguised in everyday encounters.
Kept warm across embers of humanity
but cooled by us, before our judgment seat
until a fearful anger writhes / and rises up
To spill an empty nest of therapy:
from the pressing churning sensitivity,
for an inveterate chameleon / never having fun.