Tuesday, 21 November 2017

I want to run back

by Joani Reese


I want to run back and back and back, to cup my palms beneath every falling possibility, to unbreak the broken, to teach joy instead of sorrow, love instead of rage, but I can't do that, not today, not ever. I hear a helpless child's wail fall from the sky, tumble down like water that will not stop to cleanse nor sate.


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"I want to run back" was first published on Facebook.