Time Enough For Bravery

Tagged: writing poem
Time enough for bravery
Time not enough to stand and wonder
if the things you love to do
are good enough for everyone else other than you.

Let the artifact be your wonder
at the way you can move
Let gratitude drive you toward grace
So that when you arrive you are hardly moving at all-

Just gliding to a stop
The path behind you was meant to be tread but once
too fragile to be walked back over
even with your now-so-light feet.

When you're quiet and comfortable
you can finally be the gnashing and gnawing
waterfall of kindness pouring out
great bravura, great thundering exhaustion.