All my life I’ve passionately fought

Mostly in the complexities of my soul

But on occasions in the flesh and ego

I’ve lived moments far too few between  

Beset fringes of cities dubbed normalcy

Wandered aimlessly and with a mission

Under tidal waves into deserts of drought

Where fears often found life in mirages  

That remained forever out of one’s hands

Dissipating into humid air and misery  

I’ve subsisted on a tundra by grace alone

Faced subzero winds carving mountains

Beheld the majority pleasure of only one

As others lacked the faith…to try at all  


Poet of the Light © 2023

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