Social Schism

The moment after a calamity

when people feel the need

to help

to save face

to give an impression of a relationship

to be good people

The reality of having to

hold their hand through it

be aware of their feelings

be ready to see who they are 

Bracing myself for

more loss

more disappointment

more truth

Establishing

new boundaries

new friendships

new perspectives

Forever changed

The miracle of true understanding

becomes clear

If I can just hold on a little longer

I get there

whole

aware

clear

full

with those who know

Because

not everyone does