Love me without question or apprehension.
Do not doubt or question my silence.
Without fear or judgment love me.
If I walk on my hands and knees love me.
If a shadow covers my face love me.
If my smile fades love me.
If it seems that I no longer love you love me.
If I confuse you love me.
If I disappoint you love me.
If all that is expected of me falls away love me.
As I will always love you.
Sandy Rochelle is an award winning poet-actress and filmmaker. Her poems have appeared in: Visions International, Writing in a Woman's Voice, Ekphrastic Review, Backchannel Journal, Every Day Writer, Wild Word, Impspired, Amethyst Review, Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press, Finishing Line Press and others. She is the recipient of the Autism Society of America's Literary Achievement Award -as her son, David, is autistic and deaf. Her Documentary film: Silent Journey is streaming on Culture Unplugged.