how long shall i stay? who will say?
will you show me the way?
do i think of a plan…wait for a man
or decide what to do when i think i can?
for what do i wait? why do i hope?
how much longer can i cope?
what age will i be? when will i see?
who will continue to care for me?
does anyone know? can you understand
these questions, my heart, my fears,
that rise to the surface unplanned?

another poem from 2011