Who drew the borders of my world?
Who decided the territories of love and hate within my heart?
Who built the walls in my mind to keep out dangerous ideas?
Who engineered the dams to control the flood of my emotions?
Who decided the latitude and longitude of my soul?
Who set the limits on the heights to which my spirit can soar?
Was it you?
Is it me?
Today I will travel beyond the borders so carefully set for me
I will draw my own map of the world
Today I will love what I love and hate what I hate
I will question what once seemed unquestionable
I will think forbidden thoughts
Tonight I will light the fires of passion
Dive deep into melancholy’s pool and get drunk on joy
At dawn I will fly so high my wings are singed by sunlight
Then tumbling from the sky like a shooting star
I will fall into the arms of grace