On a Ledge


Hold on to that

tiny ledge,

that little

fingertip of ground.

It’s all you’ve got,

so it’ll have to do

for now.

Dig in.

Make a home there.

Plant a tiny garden

and watch it flourish.


one day,

when that ledge

upon that cliff

cannot contain you

any longer,

you will spill out,

and disperse

your beauty

into the world.

You’ll be everywhere,

a whole continent.

A whole planet.

A whole galaxy.

All because you chose

to live on a ledge.



HG – 2022

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