Toronto, ON
Canada
Cawthra Square Toronto AIDS Memorial since 1 December 1992
2700 names
I Woke Up This Morning

My pen had been silenced;
My voice- not gone so much as distracted.
Life interferes; or guilt at living
When too many other lives were ended.

Perhaps it was time used to heal
Or at least to work through the anger.
But even if it was just time spent hiding,
I am done being silent.

Poem and Photograph © Brian Gryphon Re-Seeing

1 July 2008
Brian Gryphon, Ohio