all of us

career, family, home
three pillars
collapsed at once
it took a long, long time
sifting through the rubble
to remember
in a way that needed
no one’s confirmation
that my heart is both
good and true
and made up
of everything
and everyone else
that the totality
is not complete
without me
and so all the practice
the sitting
the study
the yells, bells and smells
I really do do it
for all of us

Vulture Peak