yes, this captures
something many people, including myself, have felt.
The explosion & shattered images are said to be "soft" because they are
the things that didn't happen; soft as the sounds we expected to
I love that line "the way all of us never meant to be" for who can say they
ever planned or wanted to be exactly how they are in the present. Who
can boast of no loss of self along the way.
Ending in defiance and refusal to give up, the spirit behind this
poem demands more. That spells hope.