Oh the intrigue!
Search and pore
through the chronicles,
like a dangerous journey
into the treacherous snowy mountains
Like a monk, cloistered and sequestered
pondering a holy tome she studies
the unblanching text!
And to what avail all this arduous research
all these second, third, fourth opinions...?
To convince herself of her position.
There is capillary return,
it's not a stage one.