Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who built, and who destroys

You're asking me to step
onto this bridge, to trust
that it will bear the weight
of all of these accumulated
offenses and transgressions;
to trust that it will carry me
safely back into relationship
or safely away from my abusers,
when all I can see
is the damage that's been done
to these foundations;
the fragility; the imminent
collapse of all we've built
together you and I; but wait -- Oh!
Now I see: this is the bridge
from you to me; it is my own acidity
that's eating it away...

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