Final sentences: 

When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.

from “A Brave and Startling Truth

She turned out the light and I patted my son’s head lightly and went back to sleep.

from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I rise
I rise
I rise.

from “Still I Rise