with a patient calm
she rounds your jagged presumptions
and softens your hardened convictions
not to invalidate your core strength
but to draw it out
to expose you
to your self
she allows you to crash into the reality
and shared affairs
and attacks
and confusion
of your earthly family
to discover time and again
all that is
is more of you. . .
and so it’s true
all of these stones and grounding forces
shape us
and break us
to remake us
anew

solvitur ambulando