They say the journey from childhood to youth
is the gradual loss of innocence
was she ever?
I do not remember…
seeing her lost in this theoretical purity
with that welded heart of hers
broken first by life
Much like Benjamin she was to be born, old
but not by her body, just in her buttoned plight,
yet not so much in her wisdom …
hence a pardon for her mistakes?
So maybe only in this manner
could I concur,
that indeed she was once,
in some twisted way … at first a child.