stylish man model standing on sandy coast near sea
Byron Hoot

Who bears no scars bears no humanity.
The scars are self-imposed; the only
worthy opponent is our self.  No one
else knows our weaknesses as well,
no one else has the strength and
intelligence to overcome that threat
of not fighting at all.  The courage
to overcome ourselves is Jacob
wrestling with who no one else
could see – the limp proof of wound
and blessing, the two sides of victory.
What is needed is some act like
stealing a birthright to make
us want to fight for what is ours.