‘I am here’

I am here
Clinging with finger nails
to humanity’s hard hand.
I am here
With heart open wide
ready with smiling eyes.
I am here
Reaching out with hope
that this is not an end.
I am here
Knowing difference matters
but wishing it did not.
I am here
Held by I know not what
but know I’m part of it.
I am here
Laughing, crying, joking,
mourning, cursing, loving.
I am here
Not so different after all
from all who hold my hand.

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