and the mountains of everyday life
courage is shelled and moves like a crab
as if it is going somewhere.
Oh, it blusters and shouts and tries to get out
from the folds of a hardened gut
but always a sideways movement
the definite way to extinction
of the perceived unique.
Left/right, left/right; how boring is life
when courage afraid to swim
or climb the mountain of life’s disdain
into love’s mystery
hanging like a voluptuous cloud
in tempt of the scared, afraid.
Courage! Yes, yes! It’s the mind of a fool
who cares not to leave level ground
but one with the courage to forsake all others
for the meaningful things in life
rises above the imaginings
and lands in a beautiful place!