Safe Deposit Box

Safety, we seek and seek it.
What if it only comes
when we follow the call of our soul
without a clue or a promise,
without actuarial tables
or a sheet that shows
that pros outbalance the cons?
The safe deposit box of life,
such an attractive trap.
When we have our safety figured out,
how can imagination
ever enter in?
Why not imagine a world
we haven’t seen before,
words we never heard before,
ideas and ways, and inventions of love
that spring up fresh,
and arrive without a guarantee.
Why not unmanage the risk
and become
our largest, chancing selves.

©Susa Silvermarie 2024
thanks to Ariel Spilsbury

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