The blessing and the curse

“The blessing and the curse”

You can not help
but be both
a blessing
and a curse

to all those
you touch

especially the ones
you love

Your words flow
from the lover
you cherished
and wounded –
passing her lips
despite her best

You’re the foul
ghost on her breath
and the petals
of her flower

Your hurts
and triumphs
live on in
your children
your wives

your ripples
shape lives
like a butterfly
makes tsunamis

Turn it around
in every direction
and the same
is true

© Justice Schanfarber

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