I can see my father’s rage within me
now I get it
it’s hard to keep calm when nobody listens
I can see how my hands shake
its subtle now
but like my father and my grandfather
I can only see quivering hands in my future
how many names can I hold?
is three too many?
is there a legacy to uphold?
“No” says my future daughter
I’m ok with it
she doesn’t need to hold more weight
just because more people existed