Original Poems

Who to Save?

“If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?” —

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If I pretend
This choice was real
I would have to admit
I do not have the wisdom to answer it

Strange, in a way

Because
My actual job
Entails knowing
Worldwide
The reasons people die

Why they die too young
Why they suffer unimaginably
Why it is that
The human mind can even
Destroy itself from the inside

I posted on this prompt yesterday
But took it down
As missing something
Which I think is this:

In most lives,
The only people we can “save”
Or even “help”
Are the few
We
Can
Reach

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