The child that gave you pain is me,
the troubles and the fights were me,
and on your grave I find no token
that you have forgiven me,
except for a breeze that comes from the sea,
a cloud in the shape of a smiling face,
a flower that grows on your silent grave,
but have you forgiven me?
What token should there be?
I just see a raindrop that slides down as a tear
over the words that say “the beloved one”,
and there is a bird that sits on the stone
watching me spell the name that is you.
So the child that gave you pain is here.
looking on your grave to find a token
that says all the words we should have spoken.
The child is here. All worn out symbols are.
Maybe the father is here too.