LIVING WIDE OPEN– Dawna Markova.
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear—-
Of falling or catching fire.
I chose to inhabit my days
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid,
To loosen my heart
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
To live so that which came to me as seed
Goes to the next blossom
And that which came to me as blossom
Goes on as fruit.