This path I walk is not my own; it’s paved with genetic markers, familial dysfunction, and ancestral angst. Can you see them walking with me?
Who instigated the abandonment? It’s an ugly question – manifests pretensions – both sides righteous, blinded… when the rage subsides faith will intervene, and acceptance
Death came for me in that year of awakening before numbers doubled and puberty banished autonomy – it knocked. Peace accompanied certainty as I lay,
I wrestle with sleep – need overpowered by unease, senses on high alert, as if a child trying to intuit the degree of volatility in
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,
Unity of thought fleeting, overpowering potential – adaptation never-ending. Possibility articulated, ridicule attached – an irrelevant couple. External/ societal motivators destroy heart, fuel panic –