To all young officials wearing uniforms
I am sorry you must respond to too many challenged residents of Earth.
It breaks my heart,
to open my compassionate mind
to this dysfunctioning society,
as you must see us every day and night,
both potential victims and potential criminals,
while all our good grace news fades into invisible understory.
No justice, much less mercy,
is possible in such a Kafka nihilistic culture
of booming chaotic rabid overpopulation,
emerging paranoid manic pathology,
while your pursuit of peace,
internal and external,
longs with us,
those without uniforms or weapons,
for a more abundantly healthy wealth
of good humored climates.
A gentler caution;
Whether we are all in a messy investigation involving,
rather than excluding,
victims who are also sometimes guilty of criminal activity,
is within your responsibility to lead,
as opposed to flying apart with assumptions
of competing truths and active distrust agendas.
If your ecopolitical outcome hopes and dreams
include more health as less social pathology,
stronger good-humored climates,
so fewer mean-humored,
vaccinations against violent actions and conversations
may need to begin with you.
Oaths to do no harm
in pursuit of healthier outcomes
apply to all who would serve therapeutic peace with justice,
mercy as basic non-judgmental interdependent co-presence.
If all challenged residents,
uniformed and not,
potential victims and criminals alike,
have turned you into a challenged officer for peace,
then time for some internal ecotherapy has become overdue,
for your healthier climate