Lucille Cifton’s words best capture what adventure means to me. Even though I’m not the fastest or strongest, mostly filled with fear and anxiety, my adventurous spirit, which I had to define for myself, is abundant.

won’t you celebrate with me

what i have shaped into

a kind of life? i had no model.

born in babylon

both nonwhite and woman

what did i see except myself?

i made it up

here on this bridge between

starshine and clay,

my one hand holding tight

my other hand; come celebrate

with me that everyday

something has tried to kill me

and has failed.

Lucille Clifton, won’t you celebrate with me?
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