Today Was A Good Day

To stand upright
Eyes clear and bright
The taste of breath
Sweet in lungs
As it has never been
Nor will be again.

To move with purpose
Limbs obedient to mind
Suddenly sharp, focused
Pure, beautiful, terrible
Something unsheathed
A vehicle of naked violence.

To live burning, incandescent
One instant, no more
Voice the roaring of armies
Or the irresistible inevitable tide
That makes up for
All the watching silences.

To be just once able to say
Without fear or regret
Casting it into their teeth
Spitting it out as a curse
Or accusation
That today was a good day.


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