There is a Distance
There is a distance between me and
All of those I love because
They can’t feel exactly what I feel
Or agree with all the things I think.
The old quote says that you can’t judge a man
Until you walk a mile in his shoes,
But our shoes are like the Cinderella slippers,
One size fits only one.
For any of us to try to walk anywhere
In anyone else’s would cause
blisters to form on our brains,
not quite comprehending
the thoughts that are formed
or the path that is chosen.
It would be for us to almost see
How things should be,
But just a smidge blurred out of focus.
And that’s why it has to take all kinds,
Why it can’t be inconceivable
How anyone can do or think or be anything
That is something we’re not,
That they’re just trying
to get to the same place as us,
but just doing it in
the way that only they know how
And trying to avoid the blisters.
And we go there too,
Making the trip more easily
When we realize we travel so much of it alone.