Delicateness makes tenderness more vulnerable.

Not all can understand,
that tenderness has more than one side:
depth of empathy for others
makes you yourself more vulnerable
and may lead you the more easily to pains
than others of less sensitivity.
The consequence is that these tender wounded martyrs
by too many beatings get their surface rough
that fools the eye concealing badly covered wounds
that still hurt constantly in depth.
The deeper sensitivity and tenderness,
the touchier the vulnerability;
so mind, and care for soft and tender hearts
that need your tending with some tenderness.


© aurelio 2023
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