she was a welder, and played the cello;
both required strong hands.
upon being betrayed, she betrayed –
that required strong hands too.
there are ways to reach out
across an ocean.
there are ways
to silence all communications.
there are ways to pretend
everything will be okay.
all will be well, and
all will be well.
there are lies that need not be told,
and truths that should remain unsaid.
there are many things in my power to change,
this is not one of them.
i realized that i was weakness
and put my hands to other uses.
i made a gift of my weakness
and placed it in better hands.
this is how i rebuild the world,
one word after another.