Standing Bare

Standing Bare

Standing Bare

Do you have it? She asked him, 
as she lay in his arms
hoping she’d find it
as she tended her scars
She’d given her all 
and was left standing bare
she looked at him pleadingly, 
but it wasn’t there
 
Do you have it? She asked them
as she stood on the stage
hoping she’d find it
looking out from her cage
She’d given her all
and was left standing bare
she looked at them pleadingly
but it wasn’t there
 
Do you have it? She asked it
as she built up her home
hoping she’d find it
with all that space there to roam
She’d given her all
and was left standing bare
she looked around pleadingly
but it wasn’t there
 
Do you have it? She asked them
to her children, each one
knowing she’d find it
They’re the best thing she’s done
She’s given her all
since the day of her birth
She finally found it, 
Her Value, her worth.
 
-Beki Herrbach