I am the second wind, received upon the millionth mile.
I am the calm whisper lingering in the ear of my aggressor.
I am the solitary streak of starlight, beaming down from a sea of impossible blackness.
I am the first, firm step forward, into an unknown place.
I am loving recollection, without longing, or regret.
I am absolute in victory, and never the victim.
I am confident in countenance, and humble of heart.
I am endless courage in the permanence of the dark.