When I think about my journey through life
I didn’t realize how badly scarred I would be
by what is essentially a singularity in time.
The way that “moment” has coiled and lashed out
time and time again in my life is still something I
don’t quite understand. But I’ve learned to just
keep putting one foot in front of the other…
because what else can I do? It’s the least my kids
As you go through life, you accumulate your story
and everything you’ve done in life compounds;
if you make excuses, you’re just lying to yourself.
That’s not something I’m going to do. My kids
deserve better. This is my story and my story
may or may not have a happy ending, but I will
do everything and all I can to make damned sure
my kids have control of what their stories mean.
— Matthew S. Spira © 2020