Poem – kneeling

Perhaps you are open
to other things
that are not.

Yesterday we are going
through a lot
of people
who don’t know
what to say.

Your knees hurt.
They are a sign of strength.

In being able to fill their lives
with a way that the
same officials said they weren’t possible
they get stronger.

How many times have you
seen the world
better than nothing?
How many times have
changed your life
with a word
or a sword?

Sometimes it hurts more to stay
standing
than kneel.