This Turtle is on Fire
Prose on awareness and action
Living life like a shelled up reptile.
The powers that be authoritizing how you should be.
Convinced that this way of being is the best you can expect.
Until one day your shell is aflame.
Your voice finds you and you wail.
They tell you: that is not the way to get things done.
But I am on fire.
You realize you are not the only one on fire.
There are many turtles on fire.
Through talking to other reptiles you discover that this way of being is no longer the way.
You harness the fire, you continue to speak up, and you blaze the path anew.
Shelling up was never the best you could expect.
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