I can lead a horse to water and get him
(and be awesome)
but then he tramples the fountain. And excises the memory from his brain.
It is a challenge I can only grow from,
this I know.
Then I remember the warrior I once was,
with all of my witnesses
-at the very least-
saw me experiencing it for myself
within my own skin.
I treasure the good vibes from that trip.
The physical challenges were not as hard
for me as
as acknowledging my audience.
You did exist.
You did see me being strong
so I am strong.