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Have you ever
felt like a
chick breaking out
of its shell?
The question
is no reference
to your original birth,
rather to your struggle
for freedom since then:
How do you spend
yourself in resistance
to your very innards?
This is you, you know,
don’t you, the original you,
psychology’s missing piece—
out now, trying to drop
a line into your own deep river.
The awakening—be alert
to your releasing destiny.
Go ahead, more than the line,
face the drowning.
You will be safe.

From Allan Cox’s collection, “Light Log on the Fire.”
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