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Lurking --
Spacein the shadows of my soul --
tucked in
Spaceopposite conscious awareness,
SpaceSpaceThe Creative Self
SpaceThe Artistic Child
SpaceSpacenot dead -- frozen against reality
SpaceSpacenot frozen -- just awaiting birth.
SpaceSpaceSpaceWho am I?
SpaceSpaceSpaceWho should I be?
SpaceSpaceSpaceWho shall I become?
SpaceWill waking the sleeping giant within
SpaceSpacebring chaos
SpaceSpaceto my snug, safe, orderly existence --
SpaceSpaceSpaceopen a Pandora's Box
SpaceSpaceSpacefilled with
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpacestinging memories and
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpacean aching
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpacein the atrophied limbs
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceof my True Self
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceas I struggle through
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpacetherapeutic exercises
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceto crawl again
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpacebefore I can walk,
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpacebefore I can run,
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpacebefore I can dance,
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpacebefore I can sing
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceand BE -- at last
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceas I was meant to be --
SpaceSpacein His image:
SpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceSpaceThe Creator.

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