We are drawing a new circle around us,

proclaiming new boundaries,

building a new world.

This life will be different, better.

This life will be worth living,

because we have already gotten

the other one out of the way.

We know the pitfalls and the

lures and we’ll avoid them

this time because we’ve been there,

because we stood sinking into

quicksand and survived.

Now we know what quicksand

looks like, we will never

step in it again.

This time our castle will be

finished, stone by stone.

We won’t be deterred.

Our attention will never waver.

We were failures with our last try

but we are lucky enough to

have another chance.

by Cher Bibler