Prayer for Healers

shelter wary
healers

provide them
sanctuary

in their
craft,

let them mend
tears-

in
secrecy-

spared the staring,
pointed laugh,

humble every living
feeler, grant
them

self mastery
first-

for healing
from

infected hand’s
a curse.

****

regression’s got me
pressed

against my
brain,

holding head
under the

flow for coerced
cleansing-

tap won’t stop
gushing,

thank you for
caring
but

i’m not born
again..

only
drowning,

so please shut off
the water

and release
my head,

to relieve this
pressure..

brother, would it not
prove kinder..

to look me in
the eye
and

smile instead?
that’s..

How to Heal a Friend