ex horto

This is an unliveable age

inhuman paradigms abound

 

strength     guile      patience

instinct, training and resilience

 

fall short

severally or alone

 

it takes an impossible thing

to tie the wolf down

 

Your frame must be beyond adamant

your thoughts must travel through glass

your drift must be soundless

 

Or you could stretch

 

a vulnerably mammal hand 

to stir the dust

 

haul yourself back 

into living chaos

 

to a treasure of sense

 

learn to allow give and forgive take

to keep safe and be free with trust

 

there is no map to it that isn’t

printed in feet and

counted in smiles

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