Learn to carry freedom in your steps

power on your shoulders

softness in your eyes

and fire on your tongue


Learn not to smile if you don't want to

learn to scream until your throat is

frozen with cold fire

until your bones are weak and weary

if you want to


Learn not to fade into a lower case letter,

and then a comma,

and then a full stop

because you're afraid to shine

too brightly,

a little more brightly than he does


He is the moon,


but you are the sun.

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