being released,
coming back to youself
after a long, ignorant encagement
is jumping off a bolder
outstretched over a river
and coming up for air
once again

the realization of how lonely
it is to miss youself
to be so distant
from the God living inside you
the God living all around

to not stifle the way you love
to embrace everything
and live
like the future
will hold everything
you dreamed
while you were caged