when two rocks that have borne each other's weight
by gently adjusting positions
through rain, waves and storms
are battered and about to give way?
equally split the pressure
so that both are only weathered
or will one take the entire load
and end up being completely beaten?
the better option?
the immediate or the imminent?
the sudden or the gradual?
be another rock
that will some day squeeze into that space
and balance things once again?
know where to sit
and when to move?
or would it just pretend?
but, did that even matter?