...A Manifesto for Today...
I have a desire to speak my words
To say the things I feel
I have a desire to be heard
Listened to truly
While I speak my words
Even if they are hard to hear
I have a desire to release the fear
Of sharing my human experience
And the concern I feel in my heart
For my fellow humans
And I want to do something about it.
I have a desire to share this experience
Beyond the circles of comfort
Beyond the bubbles of like minded people.
I have a desire to truly understand
What it means to be you
What it means to be them
What it means to be us
What it means to be me
I have a desire to be truly different
And the same at any moment
And for that to always be enough
Because no matter what I do
I have a desire to open my door to the world
To come out of the depths
of all trying to be the same
to be one with all and celebrate our differences.
I have a desire to join hands together.
Not in love
because love is no longer enough...
Let us come together in understanding
That we are all different
Our needs are not the same
How we arrive to this place is from alternate ways
And various histories
Let us embrace that
rather than scorn it.
We are not on a journey.
There is no magical path for us to follow.
We are here.
This is our experience.
Let us congregate.
Let us unite our experiences
For our children
For nothing more than the satisfaction of today.