A tranquilliser explains how it can help you

This is a stanza from a short poem by Wisława Szymborska. A tranquilliser is speaking and explains how it can help you. If human compassion is unavailable chemical compassion makes sense.

You can read the whole poem at: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50994/advertisement-56d22e72ac47e

 

I know how to handle misfortune,

how to take bad news.

I can minimize injustice,

lighten up God’s absence,

or pick the widow’s veil that suits your face.

What are you waiting for—

have faith in my chemical compassion.

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