I think I am going to sit here
And consider my actions and inactions
Towards my fellow human beings.
Not to see what others have done wrong.
But to see what I might do differently.
My father used to tell us children to “can it!”
When we were acting inappropriately or unseemly.
Part of me wants to scream that right now.
But I haven’t the mental or emotional energy to waste.
I would rather spend what I have
On what I can do.
And on thoughts of others who need to borrow that energy from me.
My silence is action.