the feeling of earth

i can only go forward from here.

come with me and you will be rewarded.

i can only go forward from here.

come with me and your chains will forfeit.

i can only go forward from here.

come with me and no longer be lowly.

i can only go forward from here.

come with me and never be lonely.

i am above no one.

i am human and for that i am humble.

i cannot see past this tomorrow.

i am no better than you for your struggle.

you can only go forward from here.

i'll go anywhere you go.

i will lift you up

with nimble hands and a contorted spine.

if we are weak alone, we can help each other prosper.

forward evermore, there is only prosperity,

for you, for me, for our posterity.

whether we climb to the utmost branches of life,

or descend to the humble-most roots,

we are saplings that will grow into mighty evergreens

and sow our seeds wherever we choose.

forward only can we go,

i will not tide you backwards.

ebb and flow, our energies go.

i will not tide you backwards.

for better or worse, in tumult or despair,

i will not tide you backwards.

your ugliest cry is my greatest rejoice,

i will not tide you backwards.

i smile at the vitality of your life.

your beating heart pounds outside of your chest.

i to you and you to i,

shall we never cause another distress.

in the crisp, cold, cutting waters,

i dive in to pull you out from under.

i take in gusts of unbreathable liquids

and am baptized by the freedom of asunder

from bindings i cannot thrive in.

freedom is four lungs full of ocean water.

paradise is dry-land and wet-land

where we live without the bindings of false notions.

take a leap of faith and keep going.

free fall through the arms of the tree.

i will grab you by your spiraling forearms

and hoist you up to the canopy.

you will see the sun,

it will kiss your cheeks.

i will watch you from below.

you will fall in love,

as water flows down creeks.

you will never be alone.

the green foliage will envelope you

in such adoration outpour.

the earth that birthed you will birth you again

crying, naked, once more.

and you will grow again in the most humus.

i will water you until you can leave.

then i will take you up once more in my arms,

and forward again we'll be.