Hearing the voices of the men and women we as a society have thrown away--their own words, their stories--changes us. As we listen, we unearth a bigger story, one that includes all of us.
I Tucked the Pain Away
I knew something was wrong. I didn’t know what, but I knew it was bad, so I went in. We exchanged hugs and said our hellos and we sat down. I remember saying to them, just tell me straight, what’s wrong. My dad told me thru tears that my mom had overdosed on heroin and died the night before. I just went blank. I went numb. I went back, celled in and tucked the pain away . . .