that close

from pain we came
from the first breath we took in
we gave the greatest of pain to:
mothers. . . who would no longer desire apologies
fathers who would no longer. . . regret
from pain we came
brothers and sisters, as trying as we were to them, or not
we were born to be learning alongside them
after all. . . each and every mistake made
takes us 'that close'
to learning something