Forgiving and Joachim Phoenix

I hold on.  Haven’t had the easiest time

forgiving what happened forgiving or what didn’t

but now that I am in another part of life

when I see people in movies like the one we watched last night

Joachim Phoenix   alcoholic impossible appealing man

gets into a terrible accident becomes a quadriplegic then a cartoonist

even has a beautiful girlfriend

Joachim Phoenix goes through a lot and he is unusually good

at pain and charm and showing us what we didn’t know

most of the movie he was angry with his mother

she had red hair she was a teacher she didn’t want him

but by the end he could see his life was more than what his mother

did what she had to do in the end he was the one who asked for

forgiveness.  He made a list.  Watching the movie  hard

to watch I’m not sure why Gus Van Zandt movies can be hard to watch\

but I went into my room when it ended and made a list too.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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