i can see the future stretched out before me and its
foggy breadth and infinite depth
will not deter me now

 i am not a fallen fig, syvlia
i am shoulder for the sake of wing, patti
i am not afraid, nana.

 i am taking a slow drag of this cigarette, sons
i am in the night, walt, i am watching the stars and feeling the cold

 i am a piecing together of what i have met

 i am potential i will not waste

i am standing back up
i am walking forward