i see now
there was so much that i wanted
that i reached for it all and my heart broke
in the reaching, as my arms extended,
i found myself unable to defend myself.
they touched parts i
could not protect.
why did you choose to use
why did you make us so
why do you let others
stand in your shapes
speak as your voice
why do they have that power?
from Stumbling Toward Faith, Renee Altson