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Langebaan, Cape Town Area, South Africa © 2018 Marieke de Koker

I am the weed that grows through concrete

I am the diamond emerging from volcanic pressures

I am resilience. 

Not because I fight against turmoil

but because I thrive in spite of it

Not because I seek out noble suffering -

an ignorant attempt at finding strength

a false causality -

but because I seek out beauty in chaos

I ride the tides of life 

to unknown destinations

Finding peace in knowing

and not knowing

© 2024 Marieke de Koker

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