Acknowledged

I understand the slip
The blade you held was not borne of intention
I understand the drift
The force that so compels
The wind behind the sails of your invention

I understand the sound
The one that emanates from your inflection
I understand the ground
That saw you pivot ’round
And set your feet upon secure direction

I understand the plight
The burden of the coin before it lands
I understand the sight
The wondering of hope
To fear it’s just a rope
A tether that will bind you where you stand

I understand the loss
The sound that isn’t where it used to be
I understand the cost
As vision must exchange
The left from the remains
The fear that this what we choose to see

I understand the words
The ones you aren’t speaking but you think
I understand the urge
The want you so resist
The ones you know persist
That linger in your eyes with every blink

I understand the facts
The ones we’re not accepting as we should
I understand the cracks
That litter our intent
And leave us feeling bent
As we deny the one we understood

I understand the dark
The one that’s growing deeper with abscission
I understand the spark
That struggles to remain
For still my hands sustain
Unwavering intent to keep your vision

I understand it’s hard
The push you need to give when still I pull
I understand the cards
Are not we expected
The vision so reflected
Could take our half-filled selves and make them full