It’s always easier to look away.
Darwin would say that’s all about survival—
The strong prove that they’re strong when they can say
They treat the weakest like a worthless rival.
But what survives when we choose not to see
Is blindness—which is only the extension
Of animal superiority
That says the weak aren’t worthy of attention.
So if I would be better than the beast
Inside me, let me never fail to be
Human and strong enough to aid the least,
The lost, and all in pain or misery
Till charity’s the habit of our kind
And no one living now gets left behind.
Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells