by Alev Keating
I wonder about the in-my-placeness of You The toll You knew to take What thoughts would take place in a mind of perfection? That of fear or of satisfaction? Possibly of hope and knowledge? Knowledge my thoughts cannot fathom to take into account. Taken; was the life that belonged to You Taken in my place The only One to not deserve the pain, takes it all upon Himself. The weight of the world upon You, instead of me. Even the earth itself, taking the knowledge of the injustice Splitting the soil and the stone As we stood and watched A favor to never be fully be repaid An expression of gratitude never giving the amount that is due I can never cease to wonder of the in-my-placeness of You
Alev Keating is a student and writer on the island of Cyprus where she also pursues her interests in photography and fashion.