Jedi

On the day you get into your first fight,
you tell me that now you understand
Darth Vader, how he reached
his tipping point,
and never came back,

and how the dark thing
welled up inside you
until you shoved harder than you ever knew you could,
how the other boy flew
three whole sidewalk squares,

and with the red blood
still wet on your lip, you apologized to the boy,
before the front desk buzzed me in
to gather you up, you had already
found your way

toward your own peace.  So together
we clean quietly the beginnings
of this new and storied scar,
Darth Vader never came back, you say,
but I’m a good person,

so I’ll recover.

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2 thoughts on “Jedi

  1. This is awesome. I love how you bring clarity to the emotions of a developing mind, just figuring out life for the first time, each time.

    I love you! xo Kellie

    KellieDayArt.com Mixed media painter &  Creativity Mentor

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  2. “but I’m a good person, so I’ll recover.” Brilliant! The belief in tenacity, the pain of reactivity, the resolve to understand…nice work. Namaste

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