Sage advice

“Settle deep in rotting soil,
refrain from budding out.
I laugh at your struggle and toil –
no change to bring about.

I’ll plant seeds of doubt,
rip the roots if we grow,
starve every dream with drought,
and put salt where I sow.

The sun is out of reach.
Our branches will wither.
All strength my toxins leech –
until death comes hither.

You can’t sprout.
Was that your goal?
Forget, fade out –
Decay into coal.”

Stop. Breathe deep.
Command. Don’t listen
– And let go. Leap.
Turn fear into frisson.

CG Ragnar
frisson - noun
fris·​son | \ frē-ˈsōⁿ \
plural frissons\ frē-​ˈsōⁿ(z) \
Definition of frisson:
: a brief moment of emotional excitement : SHUDDER, THRILL