L. B. Mek

versed Hope

Aesthetically challenged

intellectually limited 

educationally unequipped

but rich in human resources


confidence bloated

opinions misguided

humor derided

but full of empathetic insight


foolish, to surmise

what values must we prize

in our mind’s mirror

of self-distorted reflections;


even those lost causes of society

were once vessels of the hopeful light of infancy

empowered to nourish 

those gazing upon their innocent forms.


Incalculable, the impact

a shallow stream has

on the survival 

of its surrounding wildlife


immeasurable, the impact

our pebble can make

with the tiny ripples it creates

when surging bravely: across the rivers of its fate.



© L. B. Mek

January 2020