Rites de passage
Each of them burns off more illusions and they pretty much feel like hell, yes.
Puberty, the loss of a loved one, childbirth, illness.
Maybe we should stop passing them our chin down, thinking "this shall pass"and instead - reclaim our gain no effort, no growth.
Converse alone with body and soul
if we hold on to tension
gold is lost,
the initation fails.
Change and flux and decay of the old
rebirth of some one new.