Safe only those who venture
outside of the confines of the known.
Not from the night
but from extinction by lamplight.
From being a fading memory
to alive at every instance being.
Why leave the illusion of safety
to join life in the risk of living?
Why march in any direction
instead of contentment with oblivion?
Of all my sorrows and joys
that will remain unknown to you,
and that will be felt by no other,
and that will accompany me when I leave my body.
Of all the possibilities
that were known and unknown of rapture filled,
and that I could command in an instant,
and that I will not grieve if lost.
I made a friend of life
I live no more in fear.
I see intelligent benevolence in the universe
which goes way beyond existence ruled by chance.
And my path is uncertain
yet towards truth enacted.
For I am not alone
and my choice is to venture.