Anything

It has been your answer
so many times.

It is what you would do
say
sacrifice
trade
give
give up.

Anything.
Any one thing.

If any one thing
could bring back
cause
prevent
erase
or change,

you would hand it over
willingly
joyfully
quickly.

But you have never found scales
sturdy enough to measure
your need
against your hope or
your regret,

and you are still searching
for the powerful hands
that are wide enough
to receive your precious exchange,
compassionate enough
to give it back,

divine enough
not to need it.

 

DeMaris Gaunt
9-18-11

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