The morning comes, and my eyes look
on the world with some wonder
and a bit of worry.
Where do I go?
What do I do?
Who is it safe for me to be today?
My heart needs answers to these questions because the world is not safe.
But I know I am safe.
I am always safe in the hearts of those who love me.
And they are safe in the confines of my too-little heart.
As we are together.
If we stand together. Because that’s the reason we’re in this together.
I must be me today.
That’s who the world needs.
And it needs you-
The raw, real, traumatized you.
The world needs you to be real,
Because that makes it all real.
As Free as Freedom can be.
They will try to strike me down, but I am in the hearts and minds and souls of millions.
I will not die.
Love never fails.