What do you expect me to say,
You who judge?
Shall I weep at the loss?
Shall I let silent tears slide down my face?
Shall I beg the forgiveness of God
For the unforgivable?
The weeping of a condemned man
Is a condemned man's weeping--
A valueless thing--the weeping of one
Who was caught.
My emotions are not for tawdry display;
Look elsewhere for tears.
I shall keep the ocean awash inside me
Copyright 2003, Chantal Gaudiano. May not be reproduced or distributed without permission.