For Nelle: for childhood tales, the book, the movie and countless rereads
Sang a song
that people couldn’t
believe it came from you.
Carved the lyrics of your childhood
into the American psyche;
made the world view small towns,
everyday people and themselves differently.
Nelle Harper Lee, you
weren’t a shrinking Southern belle.
No sir, you were made of sterner stuff.
Remained out of the spotlight like Boo
still managed to change lives.
Although we could never walk in your shoes
You made it possible to see the world through your eyes.