The path of life has knocked you down
to a point where there is no other way,
but to undergo the inevitable metamorphoses
to become a new monarch.
It is a journey in search of you!
Leading you to question all,
to question existence itself!
As you realise what was, is not
a flood of fear engulfs you.
It’s not just the fear holding you back.
The rocky steep terrain leaves you shaken,
beckoning you to hold onto anything possible
to not fall, but to keep on climbing.
To keep on climbing to reach
that moment of old,
a pivotal moment from your childhood
where you felt most alive.
It is in that moment when you saw
the truth of you, with all clarity.
Patricia Pretorius, pen name BL Dineo, resides in Cape Town, South Africa. She believes that writing is not just a creative outlet, but one of the oldest and greatest healers.