Show and Tell
I finally decided how.
I was nervous. Palms as sweaty
as the avid weightlifter. I knew
he didn’t want to show but deep
down wanted to tell. Something was
holding him back as if he was
locked in a cage.
Sacrifice is as risky as cheating
on a major exam.
There are only two outcomes;
it works or it doesn’t
That’s what I was afraid of. I stood up for him
and put myself out there in front of
his class to tell what he resisted to show.
Standing as tall as an NBA center I knew
I did what was right, even if it meant possible
consequences between me and him
He forgave me for saving his life
He was as depressed as a black unwatered
rotten flower, but I had been there before.
As I have much improved like a benchwarmer
who becomes a starter I knew I had to help.
I was his key and I freed him from his cage.