All The Bright Places – Robert G. Wertzler

My response to the Writing Prompt, All The Bright Places

Brave & Reckless

The pain of bright places
Making dark ones darker
Contrast a sharper blade
Dangerous can be too
Like looking too long
Into the sun, blinding
Stumbling blind
Into the darkness
Falling


Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community organizer, cab driver, welfare case worker, wooden toy maker, carpenter, warehouse worker, and other things. He relates to a line in a Grateful Dead song, “What a long, strange trip its been.”

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