IT SAYS: NOW

It says, You must learn to hide
in nothing; behind nothing.
This is what It says whenever I
attempt to imagine

there is even that kind of place.

It says, You are no longer a small child
with the luxury of staying hidden
in Books and in Trees—

You must learn to live
out in the open.

This is what It says
whenever I keep trying to remember

if there was ever that kind of place.

It says to me, You will lose many luxuries:
a mother to cling to,
a father who believes in you,
siblings who still call you by your name.

It says, Now, before it’s too late, and
this temporary life is over—even before

all of your Elders have gone Home:

Do what You came here to Do.
Be what You came here to Be.

Em Claire

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