With arms straddled high and feet locked in to gravity
The vulnerability of being alive can be frightening.

Every twist, turn, bump, bruise. low and high is a relationship
A ship of relation in which I cannot just sit and float
but I must row.

I must steer and I must defy fear.

Defy fear. Take on empathy as I relate to you
stepping in your shoes.

Defy fear. Show compassion as I relate to them-
groups different from me but on the same stem.

Defy fear. Dare to mature as I relate to it –
the abstract experiences that mold me into a perfect fit.
(c) 2013 Miss Kiane