Let Go

The journey from worrier to warrior
is a minor shift in tonal resonance
barely noticeable in some parts.

You just unpucker your mouth
(and butt cheeks)
a scooch,
look to the winds, and exhale.

Strength doesn’t come to those
who never fear; they don’t need it.
The arrogance of stupidity is self-contained.
Strength comes to those wise enough
to see the possibility of defeat
and dismiss it.

Never quit. Never quit. Never quit…
except worrying. That shit you can just
let go.