go out into the sunlight more than you believe is wise.
stand and look out upon the course of worlds separate from inside -
they are always around us and among us, those animal folk, those
greening folk, promising life, even, hope.
we’re not alone, even under siege. we always have something to
live for, with every breath. keep peering into the ways of the earth.
renew and go dormant. shed old and let up the painful, still needed,
spears of new growings. allow for dying. death allows for you.
still, there is beauty as long as you determine there is beauty.
look for the doors that open out. bring the sun and the airs of new
fear not. always and ever: