Friday, March 28, 2014

Exercise Courage

"In Middle English, used broadly for 'what is in one's mind or thoughts,' hence 'bravery,' but also 'wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness,' or any sort of inclination. Replaced Old English ellen, which also meant 'zeal, strength.'" -Online Etymological Dictionary

Any sort of inclination
Could tilt your life over a cliff,
Into a ditch, into honey,
Love, calumny, happiness, peace,

And that's only counting your own.
All the tendencies of others
Interacting with you make you,
And all the interactions past.

The whole world pounds one beating heart,
Infinitely chambered torus
Thundering and whooshing inside
Each least knowable interval.

Have courage. It is what you are,
And if you believe yourself small,
You aren't wrong, but you are also
Infinitely large, lusty, brave.

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