Yielding: A Poem

Pulled into your mystery
Captivated by the darkness
Puzzle worth assembling
Sinuous river to navigate:
Danger unheeded.

Ropy, ceaseless tangles
Blunder through the jungle
of shattered pieces, broken shards–
Lash back, retreat. “No more.”
Warning unheeded.

Fighting back–I, as well
The pain gives life, the life hurts
(Anything coming to life hurts.)
Embrace the pain, stumble forward
Whispers unheeded.

Then: the tin box, rusted close
Grasp, gently. Tug. No leeway
No giving up. Struggle. Give in
Give of, give.
You give. I give.
We yield.