(written January 2023)
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in the shadow of a mountain.
It has been an arduous climb.
to the bottom of the ocean many times.
Heartache and grief have taught me many lessons.
I am not afraid of heights or depths.
Let me swim in the sea, and let me climb the peaks.
I will prevail over every obstacle ahead of me,
no longer a prisoner of my past or a casualty of a war that did not belong to me.
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