my mother used to say I "geographise"
by which she meant,
when I can't bear things, I remove myself from them
physically; utilise distance to negate
what I don't want to confront
or can't bear to
I've found moorings of a kind, but now it seems
my wings, feathered iridescent
with by-gone suffering
may only be good for flying away..
it's safer than facing all the yesterdays