I will not live an unlived life,
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.

I choose 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 as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom goes on as fruit.