I wonder why he is so very quiet
He hardly speaks at all. He sits and stares
And looks as if he isn’t there at all.
How do you reach a boy like that
So silent and so sad?
He doesn’t eat, that I know
His BMI and age is just thirteen.
Though I guess he stays at ten.
Health workers and psychiatrists: teachers and clinicians
Gather, talk, share their expertise.
They prod, they measure, they test.
A waste of time! For they don’t, they won’t, they can’t
Understand: she is well, safe within
Still living and so alive. He’ll not let go.
Not let her die again. He won’t! He can’t.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem