The Night of Her Insistence

The Night of Her Insistence
Nancy Reinhold, 1997

She finally understood it, the sadness of her life
the weight of her emotions, the gravity of light
She looked into the back of her mind
to see where she had been
But all she saw was a secret
and she could not look in

All those years of waiting
all those years of trying too hard
all those years of failing
pushed her down too far
She wearies of the geographies
that tell her who she is
She chokes on her philosophies
and all that she has been

When she finally put her foot down
she put her fears down too
she left them by the back door
and through the night she flew
Away from her emotions
away from tricks of time
away from cruel devotions
she left them all behind

It was the night of her insistence
it was the day she found her will
it was the dream she always harboured
and harbours still
It was the night of her configuration
all the pieces finally there
and in the light of transformation
She……

Finally understood it
the sadness of her life
the weight of her emotion
the gravity of light
She looked into the back of her mind
to see where she had been
and there she saw the secret
and now she looked in

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