How to Transform a Damaged Life

There is no pain
to pry this need from me.
Pain is the need
and so I see it:
It is the empty,
the unanswered,
that is the true reflection
of being.

How to transform
a damaged life?
Simple. Breed out the
triumph

Let the waves
pound you
till you are a pebble
on the beach;
A tiny, hard reminder

of greater beauty