What lies waiting
at the end of a self-made
“pulled my own economic-political bootstraps”
like any passionate journey,
requires an end point
for returning in the opposite direction;
In this lifeline
to degenerating autonomous powers.
at the end of an emergent spiral,
deepening square frame,
irregular and mysterious polygon,
other than a new beginning
into further rooted interdependence,
memory of where we have been
become cumulative dawn.