so much anger beneath the surface, and not beneath it. so much
subterfuge. you just keep digging in and digging down.
don't keep pretending. don’t. be honest about your fear.
instead, you just keep pushing. so sure. so afraid. so against.
i have something to give you - a charm to protect you.
will you wear it? will it find a home around your neck?
next to your heart? in your pocket?
or will it be hidden away in a box
on the top shelf of your closet or under your bed?
we all need someone we can trust, who will hold us
in prayer, in remembrances, in the palm of their hand.
recognize this thought will elicit laughter. recognize this
will give rise to mocking. perhaps even anger.
there is a king on a mountain.
there are expectations. the failure to be plain
shall incur his wrath. speak to the lies you have gathered up.
declare to those who would enchain you
i will not be chained.
the king would like you to be their son, or their daughter.
there are nations waiting for you. there’s a throne with your name on it.
so be wise. you may yet be a king. so rejoice.
greet those you love with a holy kiss.
keep anger and judgement far from you.there is so little asked. and so much.