my Source, Cougar Mountain 2016

I find the pain
and make it look at me
it turns to face me and says
"you are worthy"

I become the pain
it consumes me
it travels through my muscles, fire and acid
heavy limbs dipped in concrete

I validate the pain
and I become it
I remember it
I'm still moving

I step through my pain
it transforms me
the wind blows through the low angle of the sun breaking golden second growth bearing a springtime clean scent
and there they coexist:
pain and pleasure in my present