Showing Up

a poem in response to this prompt by Fierce Force for Chalkboard

Close-up of Blue Cedar Bonsai — NC Arboretum, source

There is no ready — 
it’s now, or never;

choose your substrate,
plant your worth in the clay,

root down goals, reach to expand,

prune consistency, twist to new formats,
cling only to those beliefs that support,

or find another pot.

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