Stay With It

Stay with it, darling.
You can do this.
This life, this road, this twist in it.
Stay with it.
Get onto its strong bare back
And go for a ride
with all your might

Dig into it.
Feed off it.
Ingest it.
Become it
If abandon gets the best of you,
You will misplace yourself.
And time spent
becomes a loud, echoed voice
calling out your name

Stay with it.
Bring it back to here.
Right here.
In all that you know, have seen, and lived
Stay with it.
Follow it until
the grand gesture of its gift to you
is opened and received.
All the way.

Stay with it.
Look how strong to the bone you are
That warrior-hood of being alive
Turning shit into fertilizer

Roots inside of roots inside of roots,
Stay with it
This courage in you,
this companion who
will take you through
the rest of your life.

Let it linger on your breath,
orchestrate the rhythm of your
Let the steam rise and enter in
through the soul of a deep life lived

Let the weather do its thing
Let the heart lead
Thrive because of it
Let discovery
be the driving force

Forget the end result
It does not exist
Not here, not now,
Not today.

Stay with it
Lick those beautiful wounds.
Taste the iron in their blood
Write with it, walk with it
Your feet are on the ground
Your arms are winged
And your depth compares only
to that of an ocean.

About the Author | Leslie Caplan

Leslie Caplan is a fiercely courageous heart who has found her strength and voice through the alchemy of writing. She is a powerful advocate for writers, and uses the depth of her skill and innate abilities to guide writers deeper into their stories. An editor, writing coach and internationally published writer, Leslie brings it to real with an unwavering passion for authenticity. You can find her at her

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