The Comeback

I have been the disguised subject of myself,
will-less, too shy to declare my love
for fear of isolation,
of being restrained and confined.

I now open the channel,
to hear your sounds:
complex cries of cutting pain.
Destiny has assigned me
to be your supporting hand.

O, tortured mother,
I am the absent,
your dependent little boy.
Take me into your lap,
and give me your drop of acceptance.

Anwar Al-Ghassani
San José, September 24, 2007