What can YOU say in six sentences?
Here I have learnt your views on politics, religion.
I know how and when you lost your virginity (and why you thought that they might laugh)
I know your doubts and fears, your favourite food.
I know when you are asleep and when here, reading too.
I’ve seen your face, shared a meal and certainly a hug.
But I have no idea of your capacity for human kindness.
Six years old, going for a walk with my father.A field of cows to cross.
I hung back, afraid.“These won’t hurt you” he said.
“They are all cows, not bulls – these are black and white.”“Only if they were all black would they’d be bulls.”