I thought if I found

the right people

If I learned about

the mind,

about art and history.

If I lived my truth

Became the best

of all possible

people, this pain

would go away.

I fed on faith,

lived to find the

higher ground


fought everyone

around me to make

the pain go away…

But it didn’t–

And it doesn’t–

And it probably

never will.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved