Kindness

Jan 30, 05:34 PM

Poem written and performed by Michael Rosen, imagining what it would be like to be at home in what should be a safe space, hearing a knock at the door, and being confronted by impossible dangerous choices.

KINDNESS BY MICHAEL ROSEN

A knock at the door 

A catch of breath 

Find a way out 

Or is that way death? 

The danger of being heard 

The danger of being seen 

The danger of being us 

But what does it mean? 

Running in the dark 

Listening for voices 

Press on or hide? 

Impossible choices. 

The danger of being heard 

The danger of being seen 

The danger of being us 

But what does it mean? 

A knock at the door 

Is this the place? 

The handle turns 

A kindly face. 

The danger of being heard 

The danger of being seen 

The danger of being us 

But what does it mean?