endurance (for chrissie)

you didn’t say endurance but I hear
in your voice, see in your words
a state of sacrificial bearing

is it power that propels you
ignites the flame of suffering or,
is there a real darkness in your soul

you say there’s no truth like sacrifice
it lies in wait to suffocate,
stays dormant like leaves in winter

So, why do I want to shake you
give succour to your soul
to tell you, endurance is just a word

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