Kant’s Valentine

A day to tell our “loved ones”
How much we love them.

How far does the circle of love extend?

Kant said: “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”

So, how you do you choose between the “universal law:” that states
“Take care of your own,”
And the one that states
“If a child is hungry in Bangladesh she can no more be ignored than my own.”

Not by logic.

Reach out to that hungry child.
Create a bond
As intimate as a lovers embrace.

For Cathy, February, 2017
… more poems by harry

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