Private School

Child who plays in ever-decreasing circles

on land of values unknown:

A piece of a puzzle some of us borrow

and others of us will loan.

Count out

Birthed in debt
accounts of regret
child to calculate
mouthfuls of abacus
bites and scores


the outsider saw only the whole ~

one earth, one soul

beautiful, boundless, brilliant and blue

endlessly whispered I love you

but no one heard

and no one saw

save the child who said I love you more