no easy task.

to put the fear down
and really listen –

it’s a task i feel that must be done.
it means sitting down and hearing ugliness and darkness.
and it means staying there trying to hear all the layers mixed in there.
trying to search for what matters mixed in with things that normally
scare me away before i can find out.

sometimes i wonder if i have the strength to do it.
mostly i just know i have to try.