One day when the air was supple and full of hope
My life unfurled in a thousand thousand
Shades of green.
Tethered by my resilience,
I inhaled each moment.
Moving with the currents of air
Holding my arms open to the rain
Turning in to survive the storms
Always surrounded by murmuring voices
Crescendos in the wind.
I lived the long green-ness
With all the exuberance of
Slowly, the nights lengthened
The air cooled
And I plunged deep into myself
Erupting into a golden flame
Until, one day
I was strong enough
I was witnessed by one who said,
Fall is far too graceless a word
For the jubilant dance
That carries you back
Into the ground of your being
Where you will always dream
In a thousand, thousand shades of green.