i wish you didn’t
excuse yourself away
honestly I do that too
I hide from people
not hanging around
like a drunk uncle
everyone wishes
hadn’t been invited
my own cross to carry
even across country
or around the world
however far necessary
never be a burden
except to myself
but no matter
how hard I try
I can’t do it alone
because I can’t
build airplanes
or rails
nor roads
or cars
now I think about it
I might be able
to craft a cross
without help
while I carry it out
maybe you could
grab the door
and I’ll hold
the elevator

(what number
shall I press?)