So long as I am hanging on
I want to be young and noble.
I want to be bold.
So said the great buck, named Swirler,
as he stepped like a king past me
the week before he was arrow-killed.
And so said the wren in the bush
after another hard year
of love, of nest-life, or singing.
And so say I
every morning, just before sunrise,
wading the edge of the dark ocean.
Strength & Resilience
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