Stephanie finds her proper place in pain.
To her, the greatest happiness is giving.
Each moment that her love flows like a wound
Places all Creation in her heart.
How can she crave the sun while in the rain
A silent neighbor lies just barely living?
Nor can her thoughts with nature be attuned
In a world where children's brains are blown
Even so, her words are sweet and sane.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Video and Audio Music: Elegy. By Wayne Jones. Music free to use at YouTube.