A young girl says,
“Yes…I can live with this, I will.”
A wise woman says,
“No…I can’t live without this, I won’t.”
It’s a turning point-
Sharpened by experience &
Warmed by a longing
She knows as instinct.
There was a time for compromise-
But there is no time left for that.
And if you asked her,
She wouldn’t know
If she found her soul
Or it found her.
What she does know is-
She’s lived it into being hers-
By choice & by voice for keeping.
© Willow-Marie Power 2013
(image: Veda Hallowes- artpark.ca)