That Which We Cannot

5-23-2017 - That Which We Cannot_pe

He sees them now, his adult children

their flawed and imperfect teeth

good hearts and loving spirits

He wasn’t aware and couldn’t afford

what most good citizens do and can

While raising them he worked hard

a simple man of muscle and blood

He feels ashamed of the ignorance

and poverty of the life he evolved from

Knows too much for his own good now

damned near knocks him down

until they, each and every one of them

hugs him and says, “It’s okay, dad”

They mend his broken parts

teach him it is enough to have survived

the hard life

gained their love and friendship

a process of healing

He’s learned that a man does what he can

to atone for his stature in the long-shadow

of that which he cannot


© 2017 artwork, music & words

conceived by & property of

Tom (WordWulf) Sterner 2017 ©

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