I will not die 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 op...

I will not die an unlived life

I will not die 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 comes to me as seed
Goes to the next as blossom
And that which comes to me as blossom,
Goes on as fruit.
- Dawn Markova