If I am to be...


If I am struck down,

let it be by a thought so magnificent

it changes the shape and texture

of the universe;

If I am broken,

let be under the weight of the words

of a poet overcome by passion

and madness;

If I change,

let it be because I am evolving,

not because I've been tread upon

or defeated;

If I am to be saved,

let it be by that which is in me,

let it be that inchoate song

that swells and strikes my heart

like lightning.

Tonya Moore
Tonya Moore
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