I've always believed in locking doors
and I won't change my mind
but I'm slowly coming to understand the point of view
of those who live unlocked

we all need humbling every now and then
but sometimes it can be too much
and we're cut down to a size too small

if        someone made a mistake
if        someone lost a part of their family
if        someone said things unforgivable

and the lessons to be learned
aren't necessarily revealed in the moment
but in reflection, well after the damage is done

we carry what we choose to carry
we release what we choose to release
and yes, sometimes we do come back stronger than we were before
and sometimes we don't


August, 2021