a triad of triage-denial
ranking is impossible
when you are a good person

one who does the right thing
knowing it not in the mind
but in the bones

it's not a choice
when it's not a choice
indecision irrelevant
under conditions of certain action

it's not thoughtless
that's the prayer of the damned
it's a way of being
an unbroken hand

but what can one do
when the fingers are shattered
of choices and options
values are scattered

acceptance, attention
not cures for the cause
repeating the penance
does naught for the gnaws

let go of your arm
you compassionate sinner
disown your smarm
be not a winner