I Hope It’s Not Too Late

by allisonkujiraoka

I hope it’s not too late

to be better

to aim higher

to work up a sweat

and quench a thirst.


I hope there’s another chance

to grow stronger

to seal the cracks

to count it all joy

and triumph over self.


I hope I have it in me

to stoke a fire

to sound the alarm

to go up the mountain

and descend with words in stone.