found them; now what

honor has no patience

for teaching anymore


devotion does not want friends

they never put in equal effort


someone nearly broke compassion

she cares but does not trust


curiosity circles a cage

assembled of his anxieties


the manhunt was called off but they did try to find hope

for a while – there were fliers


adventure wears a shackle of resignation

on her left ring finger


resilience, sick of clean-up, almost divorced courage

now they only traverse easy success


imagination lost her voice in a house fire

she’s too overworked and underpaid for speech therapy


ego convinced willpower that he is better than all the others

and, therefore, does not need them


no one ever visits wisdom

it takes too long to find their place