I think some people become who they are because they surrendered

They eventually forfeited every battle they entered

But for others, it’s because they rose to the challenge to be who they’ve become

Battles lost but a war won

‘s not to say they’re strangers to a brief status of submission

They didn’t give their bones a chance to get comfortable in that position

It was a short-term resignation that they decided they no longer give

A resolution that this was not a lifestyle they choose to live

Sometimes the clash is delicate and elegant

More often, it’s raw and the beauty of it all is irrelevant

Not every win looks like a victory

But it always looks like I’m winning in becoming me

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