ARE WE SAFE?

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

photo via paula

A castle on top of a mountain.

Protected on all sides

from possible intruders.

Is it protected?

Can anything or anyone

be truly safe in life?

From sadness,

illness,

death.

No, we can’t.

But we must

soldier on.

Put up our defenses.

Fight our battles.

And live on.

WHO AM I?

Who am I?

Who was I?

A man.

A woman.

A doctor.

A soldier.

Maybe a murderer.

Does it matter?

Does it matter anymore?

We all end up the same.

Underground.

Buried.

We end up as skeletons.

But it is how we are

remembered

that matters.

Our memory lingers on.

Remembered as a

doctor,

soldier,

or murderer.

It’s your choice.

PERSISTENCE

Nature persists.

It soldiers on.

It rears its head

in the most unlikely places.

No matter the obstacles

we put around it

or on it.

It thrives.

It flourishes.

Despite us.