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A Song For The Wild Beast

Blue wildebeest in Eswatini © 2019 Marieke de Koker


A song for the Wild Beast

Free at last

Untameable 

She wants to let go of all inhibitions


How can she enjoy freedom in totality

Without getting caught up once more

In want and need

In pleasure and addiction


The ascetic who has not smiled

Who has not laughed

Where can she find the courage to venture

Into life's unknown pleasures

So intense it feels dangerous

To let her guard down

To give in

Lest she get sucked into a whirlpool

And drown 


Yet 

If she does not venture out

If she is not brave

Does she live 

Whilst missing the greatest parts of life

That make life worth living?


© 2024 Marieke de Koker

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