My New Life In Golden

After I learned how to breathe under water
I knew my lungs had all the answers.

My skills in courage and defiance were as follows
: swallowing terror whole
: making good use of disgust
: boring a hole in the kitchen floor to the center of the earth with tear drops
: loving what I loved as if it was the only child ever to be born of the sun and the moon
: changing my mind while naked
: revoking privileges
: not paying for it
: making a new vow (only one)
: leaning back and taking deeply deep breaths of space while watching the universe reveal us to me.

My rewards are as follows
: I get to go wherever I want now and always,
for instance,
under water or
to that golden spot that I thought was only a dream
but is now my New Life breathing me.