Give us food to survive with dignity,
give us clarity to celebrate our body,
give us darkness to feel our insides,
give us light to walk in the maze.
When the waves meet the shore,
give us sunshine.
Give us alcohol to cure our evils,
give us fire to see in the darkness,
give us reasoning to forgive and let go,
give us love to heal our pain.
When our muscles burn,
give us patience.
Give us walls to challenge our weaknesses,
give us the strength to defy our true selves,
give us hair to smell on the pillow,
give us elements to make our own spells.
When life marks out the area of our fears,
give us wilderness and restraint.