As a Man

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Tallinn, Pääsküla.

Sometimes I mess up as a Man
As a lover
As a friend
As a coworker
As a son
As a businessman
I sometimes fail

In those moments everything feels so vulnerable
The darkness seems so deep
That I can barely keep
Myself on my feet

Life reminds me so fiercely
That I’m human
That I need some space
To say grace
To pray from the depths of my darkness
And into the vastness of my light

The quietness of the night
Keeps my mind
So I can breathe
Once again feel like a Man
Take a stand
For the things
That make this life so grand

Sitting so quietly

Ian Altosaar

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