S/Words

S/Words
(c) Rabbi Menachem Creditor

There are words that simply don't work.

They aren't even words.
More like swords,
piercing, probing,
unfeeling.

They might work other times,
like plowshares.  

But that's all about
how protective  is the shield, 
strong is the hide, 
thick is the skin
of the listener, 
the experience-er of the "s/words."

Dulling the points, 
so that they won't hurt 
as much.


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Rabbi Menachem Creditor
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