Maturity is a doing word

Because the emotional labor required

To overlook the shortcomings of others 

For the sake of a healthier relationship 

Does not come with age,

But with intention. 

Maturity is not a noun,

As though it were something attained once off

By virtue of simply being alive-

No:

Maturity is a choice 

And one that we are often tempted 

Not to make. 

We are not mature because we are 

Well have it altogether,

We are mature because we have decided 

To show up wholesomely 

Even when things are falling apart. 

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