Living Wide Open
I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose my living to open to me,
to make me less afraid,
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 a seed
goes to the next as a blossom,
and that which came to me as a blossom,
goes on as fruit.