In the Open

I used to duck around buildings
and hide behind dumpsters
to avoid the beatings
from vulnerability.
I’ve learned not to run,
but to welcome the opportunity,
and smile despite the bullet holes
because I know it does nothing
but fuel my motivation
to continue.

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4 thoughts on “In the Open

  1. Thanks for sharing this.

    I still hide occasionally,
    just to see if I still know the secret paths around the buildings…
    or whether there are new can’t-catch-me-here places, waiting to be discovered,
    like a breathing space
    between vulnerable voyages.

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