27 May 2009
These children tell me every way but straight
what hurts and why. While well equipped for this
interpretive work, I tire easily; let down
my guard and them in the process; speak
words I can't take back no matter how I try.
No one told me I could not say, "Here"
and "This is so"; tie the loose ends off neatly,
uncomplicated by the circumstances we've created,
the hurts we cannot undo.