16 shadows – clemency

THERE was a time, and she recalls
 a younger her, and overpowered
 by things just so new to her
 with each experience devoured --

 devoured, and devouring.
 but gradually escaping from
 what was a dominating pulse
 she came to see what she'd become

 was not her final destiny.
 she blames herself, but that is gone:
 and so the shadows hold her truth
 so she in learning can move on.

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