I've always kept a list, of the moments I've lost myself - when I couldn’t quite understand why, or when I catch myself using a piece of night to patch what’s vulnerable... you have always been there to find me.
I feel so tiny against the things I wish for, yet you let me see that the world is my oyster to roam and the skies to breathe in. “Go! Go on your grand pursuit of dreams!" You’d say.
When I throw myself out there and allow the universe to swirl around me, the journey is not as picturesque. I get stains on my skin and blisters on my feet. You underline that that’s the proof of my reckless yet audacious heart.
My fingers are scorched from plucking the shooting stars, you whisper secrets, of how I’ve flown and am closer to where my passions lie.
Every mountain I climb gets me tumbling down and falling in desperation. It wasn’t until I am back at the foot of the mountain that you take my hands. And there I am, heartache all crumpled, dancing until we reach the top.
The thunder roars and silences my voice, forcing me to take a pause and stop. I then hear you shout that I should not be hushed and you promise that my words will echo in a lifespan and beyond.
In a world of billions where my light is taken away again and again, you take a piece of me and encourage me to tirelessly share my dimmed heart to others because I’m alive and it’d be worth it in the end.
And as sometimes people shrink the soul I shew, you show up to bring me back to my true size - even bigger, and stitch constellations of hope on each of my palms.
When the rain falls upon me and I cry - just because, you let me be. As long as I weep courageously.
In a world that prone to forget, you tuck a sliver of remembrance in the pocket of my heart, a reminder that throughout of finding what is worthy, you will always keep me company in ways I never thought possible. Sincerely, selflessly. That I will always be flawed, as you are, but it doesn’t matter because we are simply humans.
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