. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” –Nelson Mandela

Though the graveyards are full

and the city dumps are full

and my mind is so full

that thoughts cause me to stumble

I fall

and then I rise

When uncertainty embraces chaos

and days end with jagged edges

and crystal balls smash

into a million pieces

I fall

and then I rise

© Vivian Zems

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