So feeble and frail

and afraid to leave

or be alone

or take a risk

or make a change

we think we’re immune

in that infallible ‘you can’t touch this’ way

but the truth is we live lives never touched

and never understanding what is missing

until we find the courage

to sit with the vulnerabilities

and the soft parts that scare us

and the insecurities that rule us

and let the feelings out to break our shells

so the light can seep in to wake us up

and reveal a patience that is needed

to fuel us through the darkness

while it still has work to do

and then the answers we seek are revealed.