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Down a country road, I discover the shore of a peaceful place
The arm of a great lake where waves cleanse rocks
I locate a spot, get lost in my thoughts, and presume they'll bathe me too
As this year comes to an end, I can’t help but to reflect on all changes experienced
On decisions made, good-byes relayed, and healing that appropriately began
Far from the woman I used to be—a formally sorrowful presence
I found the courage to follow through with shedding 16 years of wedded heaviness
Willingly walked away from a false sense of security—to fulfill my longing for tranquility
At the age of 20, I thought I knew us both
But how could I know you, when I was never formally introduced to myself first
Immaturely traded my solo trip for a partnership that in the end
Required I stack parts of my essence on a dusty shelf
As I analyze my life, perched here on this bay's coast
I allow felicity to envelop me wholly
Happiness secured only after learning to forgive
I bask in the comfort of loosening my grip
Bestowing a quiet might that supports my goal to carry on
Discovering a multitude of reasons to remain faithful as I move along