Stuck in the Middle

Through halls of unwritten law,
I walk
with uneven steps
behind footprints of change
listening

to her dramas of song
with no manual or
directions to guide.
I walk a slippery line

trying to keep up
guessing
on the moment to give love
and when to lay down the law.

I see
the girl no more
grown heads above mine
eyeing the tree she once climbed
the child left behind.

© River Urke 2013

care for a reading

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