climbing out from under the legacy your mother pulled her into
lamenting, grieving, confused, and sorrow filled
shedding the weight of her own choices
regretful, ashamed, disgusted and afraid
no wonder she chooses not to think or feel
rather than experience her world
how can we ask her to encounter her emotions in all their intensity?
could anyone stand up under their burden?
her foot slips
she is harmed
where will her help come from?