Wounded Healers

Wounded healers
Accept we can’t
Ease suffering

Without easing
The suffering
Within ourselves

I’m a wounded healer
Practicing the art
Of suffering well

I see people in pain
But I can’t help them
Ease their suffering

I’m afraid I’m not
Strong enough
To help people heal

I’m afraid I might
Further wound
Those looking to heal

Wounded healers
Accept we can’t
Ease suffering

Without easing
The suffering
Within ourselves

Wounded healers
Taught me first
To heal myself

I’m a human being
Practicing the art
Of healing myself