-STAFF TRAINER, TEACHER COACH, CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM DESIGNER, AUTHOR-
April 8, 2018
Gloria is careful with her questions.
She doesn’t want to ask why.
She doesn’t want to ask questions
She herself won’t answer.
I listen to how each person at the table
Explain how they arrived at the table.
The woman with the elephant necklace
Was in control of her emotions.
“Why are you doing this?” I asked and shivered.
“Because others think death is too late
To tell a story that matters.”
“But why are you doing this?
She fingered her necklace.
“We, were strangers in the desert.”
Somehow I notice for the first time
The darker brush across her eyelids
The deeper brown of her hair.
The blush of red across her cheeks
The glint of silver in her ears.
“Too young. Once a mother. Beaten.”
Somewhere behind me someone is crying.
“I’m here to register.”
Bickering pops to my left.
“Asylum. Too late. Couldn’t find legal help.”
The woman with the elephant necklace had been talking to herself.
“Fifty years ago,
It could have been me.”
I sit on the front step,
Lean back against the stones of the building,
I stretch the up into out.
Bathrooms are watering holes.
Hallways are trails.
Related elephant females stay together for life.
Related elephant families share resources,
Care for young.
Everything is black and white.
Nothing is brown.
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