Hope peaks out like a sun behind a total eclipse.
Paint the sky with my dreams, let my thoughts manifest my desires.
Reflect on my emotions.
Excitement and anticipation come as I think of the possibilities.
With reflection come the snaking fear of doubt.
The snake curls around my roots,
Threatening to suffocate me.
Look ahead, take in the surrounds.
Sway right, sway left.
Feel the loosening of the snake.
Softly, shake off the fear.
A bright glow of golden rays blooms in my trunk.
Move my gaze past the darkness to the bright horizon.
A vibrating sensation moves through my branches.
My branches may take a beating but my roots, my core
will stay strong.
Whatever comes my way,
I am the tree of life.