“When you can look at your life

And say            


I don’t care if I get rich, or end up in the gutter.

I don’t care if anyone comes alongside

or agrees                 

                   or thinks I’m relevant.

I will stand here fighting dark things

with my last invisible breath

until I crumble to holy dust

and fall to the earth like                           

                              dandelion firework ash,

because this is True.

and what else is there.

…. ”

From Anthem; or Dance of the Hybris by Shawnacy Kiker