caring loving healing

loving healing caring––
three words in the shape
of a prayer––

the hands of the doctor
on the skin
blesses the flesh
like rain

how much wisdom &
kindness to share
in a touch?

it is a love
affair for the body––

an old lady
with a stiff hip
becomes almost instantly
young again

shadows of pain
run from the light

the doctor serves
the well-being
of the village––

the village breathes
thanks––

skillful caring
frees their bodies from
pain––

heals injuries
& memories of
injuries––

suffering
is forgotten
& passes
away

this is what
love does––

love
makes people happy
from the inside
of the heart