if it didn't hurt so much
i would have marvelled immediately
at the miracle of the human body.
after carelessly pressing my thumb onto a hot
oven coil, it reminded me of how i should
pay more attention in the future, but all forgiven
by the next day,
a numb outer skin containing a warm
bath of salty fluids against recovering
how amazing is the human body to recover
from our foolish mistakes,
forgive, fix and continue.