All I see are your faces and hands. Every gesture and expression from the slight to most grand held up to the filtering light. I will blend into their shade whole and impartial as I tell you everything I need us both to know. Remember I dipped my eyes deeply enough into the cloudy waters to know the changes I caused rippled farther than my vision. I built short and wide walls then tall and thin ones to contain the objects endeared to me and I to them. I worked my joints into knots over the immovable stones until what didn't become sand became so smooth I couldn't feel it anymore. I walked far enough to push against unfamiliar pressures yet I still made it back to this quiet and peopleless place. I taught you through words and example and blood to care for what sustains and to ignore what desecrates. I can tell you all this because you are listening from the prismatic shadows of our shared future and past. Maybe we are safe here.