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Anticipating the Blossom Before the Bloom

An ode to writing and becoming.

By Sara RosePublished 2 years ago 1 min read
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We become ourselves

surrounded by the words we write,

word after word,

we write ourselves into being.

.

Building words first,

then climbing up after them,

growing sentences before soul,

yet sentences rooted in the

very soil of that soul,

we write ourselves into being.

.

I climb the ladder of my words,

knowing with each step

I move farther from the person I was,

and closer to the person I am still becoming.

.

My words are a simultaneous

being and becoming.

.

The being that I am,

the becoming I have yet to know.

Why are we afraid knowing

we do not know

who we will be?

The uncertainty

makes some

want to

stop.

.

But me, I look up the ladder,

incomplete, undetermined,

until I write it into being.

I know not where it goes,

I know not who I will become,

but for all that

I anticipate the blossom

before the bloom,

and continue on.

.

Knowing who I become

is rooted in who I am,

yet craning its neck to the sun.

.

And knowing, with deep gratitude,

the sun nurtures growth

rooted in love

and wonder

that we exist at all.

.

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About the Creator

Sara Rose

I craft stories that begin with an emotion and have a philosophical bent.✨

"Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." Rainer Maria Rilke

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  • Anastasia Maracle5 months ago

    Beautiful.

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