Being Ready – Vivian Zems (Smell the Coffee)

Gone are the days when I’d
search for my courage
between heartbeats
or blindly along
the dry walls of my mouth
..sometimes pretending I’d found it
These days, I clutch it
even more tightly
even as thunder gathers in the throat
of a threatening storm
and the lion fixes his gaze on me
I await the winds that seek
to destroy me
for they are precisely the power I need
…..beneath my wings

© Vivian Zems

Poets and Storytellers United

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