It hit her so hard
That she moved
2 inches to the side
Which might seem trivial
If we were talking about a 2 inch step
Or a painting that should have been 2 inches higher.
But when you are building a fortress,
2 inches off
Worse though, when the fortress has already been built,
But it shifts in the night
2 small inches that no one notices.
And it begins to crumble under its unbalanced weight.
The workers try to put back the rocks that have fallen.
They try to strengthen it without seeking the source of this shift in its nature.
Then, at last, someone finally does.
Not of tragedy, but of true joy.
It has been discovered
In time to rebuild