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,

More accessible;

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.