21 But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die.

Ezekiel 18: 21

with much love, I consider how I have not, not ever been able to heal

myself, or another

my hands, my fingers, were too short to reach the deepest, bloodiest of hurts

my heart was too impulsive, too emotional, to hold another within moments

my eyes, too weak, blind really to see the whole of others

my ears too full to hear

my only hope is in my washing myself in his word; so I can feel, be cleansed of sins

wash; wash, cleansed for a moment, a healing, a first healing