I Choose To Risk

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.

~ Dawna Markova