Nice. As usual, you are deft with your line breaks. Something about the word "essence" gives me a small let-down, though. Do you feel it? The title is so important to this one, and very well done. Autobiographical? If so, I'm sorry. Recent? If so, I'm doubly sorry.
P.S. Timmy, you'll like this. Went golfing the other day for the first time in 15 years. (You know I swore off the game.) Brother-in-law talked me into it. Front nine did okay, but had 3 out of bounds shots. Also, dubbed two short shots. But hit well, just a slice on those 3 from not having played. We'll forget about the front nine. But nothing to be embarrassed about considering the time passed. Swing was good. The brother in law accused me of sandbagging. Another friend of his said, "You say you haven't been playing, but you've been playing SOMEWHERE."
Back nine: 4 over. Last five holes: Par par birdie par par.
May go out again tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
Not an overly difficult course, but fun. Just the right for a re-immersion test. Different course tomorrow. Hope it wasn't "re-beginner's luck." Just hope my back holds up. After he leaves town, I might do it again in another 15 years!