After the War

After the War January 18, 2021

How can I be a bridge

to help you cross what

you need to cross?

 

This is finally all I aspire to.

To reach across the divide

because I have been so divided.

 

To pick up what is broken

because I have done the breaking.

 

To ask for guidance because I

too have been so stubborn.

 

A Question to Walk With: How can you be a bridge to someone in need? What would that look like? And how might you grow for giving in such a lasting way?

This excerpt is from my book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

 

Photo credit: Tucker Monticelli


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