BY HOLLY CORMIER 

I’ve sat on the end of the world

The waves were swelling, overlapping,

Leading out to endless sea.

I have looked beyond the horizon

To where the ocean kisses the sky

And along the edge I realized

It could barely contain me.

Who’s to say you cannot defy

The laws of nature, to get up and fly,

To move forward, to travel farther

These rocky cliffs will not barter

Between freedom and safety,

I choose bravely to live past the stats of eighty,

The future’s hazy but there’s no time for maybe.

 

I sit upon the edge of the earth,

 

I know my life and what it’s worth,

The sea is pulling,

My soul is willing,

Towards the lighthouse, my feet are brought forth.

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