What purpose hath a china bowl
Replete with leaking cracks and holes?
This vessel first must be repaired
Before its waters can be shared.
And people too themselves must heal
The fractures from a past ordeal
Before their help can be dispersed,
Or else risk making matters worse;
We selfishly must fix our scars
To pour our love in others’ hearts.
Emma H, age 26, 22/03/2017