Grace filled an afternoon

But never enough to take away

My humility was honorable

But didn’t keep me from feeling like a stray.

Couldn’t find the one piece

I needed all that time

Of all the things I’ve paid for

This, this wasn’t my crime.

Spent years in disbelief

Then more in solitude

I’d tell you I hated all of it

Especially when someone would intrude.

When I began to peek out my head

Put my face into the sun

I have to admit there was a moment

When I really wanted to run.