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Salvation




“Saving” happens within well-defined parameters.

When you save someone from drowning,
you haven't saved them from rubble collapsing in an earthquake;
if you save them from a heart attack, you haven't saved them
from slow cancer or old age.

Beware anyone who promises to save you
without expressing a specific and credible danger.

Which are worse?
The promises or the demands?

Recognition. Assessment. Decision. Action,
most and least of all.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.