6-7-03 Firenze


To learn to speak
Without haste or hate
To Respond
With love and honesty
How my words find paper
And miss the ear
Must I write myself notes
In order to remember that
Which is right or fair?
Have I been handicapped
With my heart bound and my brain
Let loose with vitriol,
A dis-ease reserved for those closest to me?
Please lighten my heart
Please lighten my spirit
Please lighten the load.