fomented, divided, abandoned, regained
we are still children yet
what will tomorrow’s trials teach us?
who will fall?
who will flourish?
what pain will bear
life does not get easier.
we will have days even worse than this,
enough to tear our souls apart.
we will bend, burn, bellow
if we can listen we can learn
from each successive conflagration
but wiser, truer
aligned in the sudden extremes.