Saturday, June 16, 2018

Celeste Threat


Too stressed to recognize danger
Disrupted
Ability to think and learn
Dimmed
Ability to control emotions
At loss

To effectively respond to the changed environment
The threat cue
The safe cue

What was threatening is now safe
What is now taking longer to learn
It is a threat
It is not safe

The nuclear warship in our safe harbor
The safety-rated car that kills our youth

A threat that is now safe
A threat that was previously safe

Remembering how to control
Forgetting what could be

What is now safe was once a threat
What was once safe was an actual  threat