I too have spent years

looking for the roots             of what went wrong

trying to comprehend early and targic death

seeking to make amends

desperate for peace

My face might appear unscarred

but my heart reveals a very different truth

I cherish your vision of the savage plow of history      creating a seedbed for a green and growing season to come

This hope is my new found prayer

This poem was inspired by Parker J. Palmers poem “Harrowing” in his book On The Brink of Everything   via writing prompt from Leslie Dodd.