They told me that ‘change was good’
that every time my life twists instead of turns,
I stand to learn something new, something profound
about myself, and yet, this immaterial wealth
cannot be counted – one to one hundred –
in golden coins, gems or real estate
its estate is instead, the space inside my head.
That impossible space
impossible to colonise or change
because it is already colonised with the thoughts
and experiences of my life so far,
so how much more, can one brain
map onto the planes and expanses
of the psyche?
I tell her, ‘change is good’, that change
will change her body, she will grow
and become the person that she intends to be
and when she does, I’m sure that she’ll change me.