Today. I write this. I am here. Strong.
How beaten I was, as a boy. Possessed.
By those, poured pain and tears tainted.
The last of all, that one belonged. To me.
I'm told, many lies. Which did, fly and...
Belly up. Too bold, ice water, over my head.
Uncle, swollen hands, uncle. Fire and ropes.
Auntie, grand-mommy were. Hearts so small.
Songs I sung. In the dark, upon an audience...
Of one. My moon, did shine. Silently.
I sung. I longed and treasured. Tomorrow.
Healing hills. Eyes about, the belts and...
Believe, these times. Believe I did. I am. One.