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