[And even as I said]

And even as I said

“It is not so, necessarily”

And tried to give lips’ language

A meaning more than words

Which, silence being of no help at all,

Could, at least a bridge form

For a truth or a testament to cross.

Even as I said,

“I know the hurt I now am healing

I have caused,”

Like water spilt so carelessly

Can never be returned

However hard the hands grapple

However strong the prayer be

I wished some other

Had been I.