This may come as a surprise, but pride
is not the strutting Siamese
swishing a curl in her swaying tail.
No, she is not that, for pride
has many more lives than the nine
they give to a cat.
And I think I get
what the apostle meant
when he said I die
So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.