The Book of the Living, verse 66: Adulthood

Earthseed is adulthood.
It’s trying our wings,
Leaving our mother,
Becoming men and women.

We’ve been children,
Fighting for the full breasts,
The protective embrace,
The soft lap.
Children do this.
But Earthseed is adulthood.

Adulthood is both sweet and sad.
It terrifies.
It empowers.
We are men and women now.
We are Earthseed.
And the Destiny of Earthseed
Is to take root among the stars.

∞ = Δ

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