Here’s a live poetry reading out of “From Ash.”
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“Look up at the night sky and count the stars until daybreak-
my love for life now exceeds both the number of stars and the time it would take.
To traverse the horizon and
navigate the seas,
or brave the desert’s barren passages
with ease, nothing is an impossible feat.
My love for life is power, empowering, serene.
It motivates me to strive for the impossible-
it motivates me to fly over obstacles.
I will crash through glass ceilings until the shattered mirrors
falling over me reflect my
yearning for the parts of myself that
I’ve lost along my journey.
I yearn for the parts of me that drifted away
like dust particles intercepting the
rays of light that
peer through the window at sunrise-
perhaps those parts of me prevented me from inner peace.
Perhaps you’ll find those parts of me
and I’ll find you-
perhaps all hardship is a tool
that we can utilize to
hammer these lessons into our beings.
Perhaps some lessons are harder to penetrate than others-
so never quiver or quake at the
sight of the path
towards the next mountain
after you’ve just climbed
to the first peak,
with every hardship there is ease.“