leaning elephants

 there was a time not so long ago
 when family and friends sat by me silently
 and let me lean on them

 looking back it was a powerful gift
 and now it is my turn

 to sit next to them
 as well as new and old friends
 so that they can lean on me

 this collection is a celebration of love, friendship, and community

 it is inspired by all of the people in my life
 who let me lean on them and for anyone
 who has needed, now needs, or will need
 someone to sit silently beside them

 because sometimes there are no words…

bela ’15