Where is the blame in a lesson,
once learned? Does a tree turn to the wind,
on the pain of a branch broken?
Instead, it grows taller.
Upon fleeing, a deer that escapes
the jaws of wolves may limp,
but still it returns to foraging,
its concern only for its next meal.
A mind bent on blame will find
it gains nothing for its efforts.
Its loss is in not recognizing
the lessons of experience.
This is my response to the prompt for Poetics: Blame and Forgiveness,
from Frank Hubney at dVerse, which asks us to write a poem
centered around blame and/or forgiveness.
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