i told you not to touch anything! mama said
look but dont touch!
if you break it, you buy it and we cant afford it.
thats when i listened.
i not only listened to mama, but i heard it and i hear things.
i didnt touch, but i listen. and im glad i do.
we cover ourselves with our arms
when we brace the cold and the harm
we wear our hearts on our sleeves
to express ourselves for all to see
we reach extending our hands
trying to make contact with fellow man
this is the portrait of a man embracing himself
another book on the shelf