Adolescence holds lessons,
I failed to absorb, the leap
into adulthood premature.
Have a son of my own now,
wish to guide him to solace,
help him to settle into a place
where the sky is prominent,
teach him to live without
walls, proud and confident
but I fear the price is too steep
that he will not manage the cost,
recognize that the legacy lives on
that he too has been thrust into
adulthood, a product of his mother’s
failure – an example poorly set.