One thing I always like about your writing, Riley, is your ability to always make a thought-provoking and significant title. A lot of people (such as myself) lack that ability, and you should be very proud of yourself for it.
Like Janet, I have to say I love the way you formed your thoughts here, your unique grasp of language and imagery really shines in this piece... the ending took me off guard, but I very much liked it, it brought the whole poem into the title and completed your thoughts beautifully...
Hope everything's okay with you Ri. Much love, girlie--