To turn away from haven’s nest,
and chase the firefly of dare.
To ever seek the higher crest,
and find the route to take you there.
To push when you’ve no more to spare
against the mammoth swell of fear,
emancipated and aware
that your own will has brought you here.
To step into the great unknown,
and reach to grasp the mystery.
To tread the path that’s overgrown
and shun the one that’s wide and free,
the one that bears no guarantee.
To leave the womb of safe and sound,
and travel with uncertainty
the way that leads to freedom found…
this is the utmost liberty.
© Sharon Anderson, 2013