there are those, like Emily
also know the world is tough, in fact too tough for too many,
because of this they live their lives wide open to
they can do to redress wrong and
some light where there is yet none
play the notes of a sweeter tune
the words of some redemption song.
young you thought to make a difference?
mode was earnest compassion, her tone considerate,
hopefully thoughtful, funny when she had the chance-
as an act of daily revolution
would intrigue us with its gentle subversion of routine.
it her intuition of a better world she already knew or
from insight accrued or
of a soul of the higher order or
a girl in love with life, the world, the sound of all that could come true?
Emilyís plan to work,
had to make a life in each moment about to come,
was gaining faith in her mission of
out what could be comprehended,
could change and what must be accepted.
though I donít know what conclusions
may have reached,
am comforted to believe that
had no Plan B.