One Story

Telling one story
you are a student, you are a teacher
you are a friend, you are an enemy
you are a community, you are a war
there are men
there are women
who are ready
willing
able
to break the silence
to tell
one story

Do you like it?
this story that we tell?
the story isn’t you
it is mean
nasty
misshapen
Is that you?
or a mask you wear
to tell the story?

Is the story pain?
or is pain
the story
and are you
the pain?
the story?
neither?
both?

The story is outside
and inside too
we are all waiting
for you
to begin

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