The root of courage
Cor is the root of courage,
Latin for heart
from which it springs.
Yes, a heart and courage grown faint
but only when we coronate
its pretender, its appropriator,
the Vizier we employ
in heartbreaking irony to meet life’s threats,
real and imagined; the very maker
of fear, the saboteur of love,
ever in opposition by dominance,
usurpation of the heart,
the cor, the coeur, the core
from which all courage springs.
O child of God, yield your head
to the heart’s dominion.