it wasn’t definite. her decision to ascend had obstacles. she lifted glass and lit votive. shadows grew long. tossed rock breaks face on water. intentions scatter. she lay on lawn gazing at tall locust. the locus had shifted. she sought peak and vale. values were taking shape. verisimilitude loosely wrapped. rumpled it lay. shadows flickered. locked trunk was tempting. she stored folded garment. she settled to stitch anew.