Breaking Open, by Radiance Angelina Petro

Breaking Open
Radiance Angelina Petro


Water the young trees, morning is never
falsely promised. Buddha started out as a fly,
and one day said: “Shine forth, and ignite.”
Who knows if the dying patient is resting comfortably?
What if seeds never asked to break open?
What if they fight it tooth and nail to the bitter end?
Who actually wants to fall into a thousand pieces?
Let’s come together and share each other’s sorrows.
Your fear is my fear. There are so many
wars to fight, so many unread stories shaped, like trees,
so many possibilities to serve one another.
Let’s break open into each other’s arms,
our souls vigorous as always, and say:
“Shine forth, and ignite.”






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