A Few Elements
by Elizabeth Valerio

Sweat to melt the layers
of vanities and deceptions

Heat to transmute scars
behind ligaments and bones

Breath to light the path
of inner truth and love

Motion and stillness to balance
the treasures we find

Strength and willpower to stand
centered through storms

Flexibility to open our eyes
and expand our views

New vision to fly—

soar awake, stay alive!