I've read this piece several times now, each time I take something else with me from this poem.
Lisa Marie has penned a poem filled with strength to overcome obstacles, and survive a sad time in the message of the poem perhaps. I like the nature metaphor given to enhance the feelings within this piece.
I get the feeling she is talking to a spirit perhaps that has haunted her steps in life, or maybe that of someone who needs to be kept in the past.
True elegance and simplicity in each stanza, however a soft touch of visual detail that brings this poem life.
To me: What greater form of life and inspiration, than that of nature, and then to add a life message of survival, is truly wonderful in my eyes as a reader. Very nice!!