to save a man from drowning

age doesn’t matter;
race, wealth, gender, evil or
worse––

when a soul is
drowning
we must save
the devil

the heart acts
without consulting
the brain

life protects
life––

the spirit
breathes in

nature knows no
evil––

buddha doesn’t
care

a man immerses
himself in water &
screams for
help––

he’s a liar &
his integrity
drowns

i acted to
save such a
man––

in an instant of
wrongful trust
i gave too
much

my conscience
is twisting painfully
in my skull

in heaven
all will be
well

on earth
all will be
well

christ welcomes
sinners––

rumi says it
doesn’t matter––

wisdom is
confident––
love conquers
all