Brother. We were carried by the same vessel. Chariot of life, out of the dark and into the glow. You are my earliest memories. We were cradled by tall grasses and coral beds, war chants in a sunset clearing. We are marked with mud. I see you. Pale courage, shining in your mire of thought. You are my bright side, the half of tranquility. I watch you grow in the world like a vine. When it chokes you, choke back. Tighter. And tighter. Now release.