If a person has power in your life,
and you notice fears and sense of threat,
dishonesty to be avoided
and yet you do not see hope
and sense of faithfulness to our integrity
then do what you can to disempower that person
from your life.
notice how this person’s fears and threats,
competing insecurities and terrifying postures
feed your despair
to also teach you how to better feed your active remaining hope
for growing integrity within yourself
within your family
within your culture
possibly to embrace all Earth’s faith-filling polypathic promise.