“Forgiveness made me free from hatred. I still have many scars on my body and severe pain most days but my heart is cleansed. Napalm is very powerful, but faith, forgiveness, and love are much more powerful. We would not have war at all if everyone could learn how to live with true love, hope, and forgiveness. If that little girl in the picture can do it, ask yourself: Can you?”
-Phan Thi Kim Phuc

More powerful than napalm
It looks into the hearts of all, even those presumed wicked
And allows release

It is not the nihilist cipher, nor is it a dreamer’s play
But rather the nock that guides the arrows of a man’s life
Towards a bullseye of truth

Andrew Borne is 2 Cups Poet 1 teaspoon Musician 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Absurdity 3/4 cup Chef 1 egg, beaten 2 1/3 cups Family Man. Mixed together and served raw. His column appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.