I know I should but I'm never up to it--
I always regret doing the right thing
because it never seems to prevail against
the realities of fear and ignorance
that unravel every stitch of the Grand Design--
but because my own failings hobble me
I cannot be forgiven for not trusting in those
strong enough to restitch that design--
vanity--vanity everywhere--in everyone
but those who stitch over and over in mute sorrow
here where nothing is easily given or forgiven...
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