Heart summons heart, to awaken and realize a pain
Choked down for survival’s sake, quietly crippling
Growth when whole. Awesomeness apparent, though shaded with
Survivalist bravado. Who to blame? No one but habit
Only. Courage made manifest in being though dampened with
Survival’s habit; over stretching bounds, covering repressed
Pain and loss, protecting self. Survival is done, life is achieved.
Time to grow; to meld the old with the new, a nobleness in truth.