Saturday, September 17, 2022

In celebration of presence

Each of us is so much more 
Than what we see reflected 
(And reversed) in a mirror. 
We are each complex composites 
 Of all we’ve seen and learned: 
The skies above, the grassy fields 
Or noisy streets we played on as a child;
 Our parents, whether angry, 
Supportive, detached or simply absent; 
Our companions, teachers, pets,
 The shows we watched and the wars we fought 
All blending in our hearts and minds 
Into one unique and wholly vital presence. 
Let’s celebrate that we are here!

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