For Kristine

raw and
I’ve never seen you look so
you’re beautiful
your undoing is doing you wonders
and you wonder, at times, when it will be over
and over again
you seem to take a leap – sometimes you fly,
sometimes you bloody yourself on the ground
peeling back layers of yourself
on the asphalt
with each fall, more is revealed
pink new skin underneath
so tender as it takes time
to heal
but you’re stronger for the pain of it all
you’re stronger for the flights and the falls
you’re stronger
in the undoing

this is the moment you’ve been waiting for.