Transitory trauma bonds develop

Apparently insurmountable differences:

Historical, generational, cultural, philosophical

Over-ridden in quest for survival, self-improvement.

Pre-dawn decrees to young companion:

“Bag and tag”

Streetwise, tough façade momentarily shed

Acknowledgment of mixed emotions voiced;

Relief at movement, progress along the journey

Anxiety inherent in all transitions

Sorrow accompanying departure from friends.

She notes echoing emotion in herself

Foreshadowing future personal upheaval

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