The Things I’m Grateful For

I am grateful for time
I am grateful for the ways in
Which the days unfold and
Speak to me in soft lulls
Remembering that I have
Always been supported by the
Unseen and invisible
I am grateful for worlds that grow
Smaller and words that transform
On foreign lips
The ways in which we struggle to
Build bridges between
People and countries and hearts
I am grateful for those who resist
I am grateful for the metaphysical
Vision that exposes the truth
Of my emotions and pokes holes
In the gut of my fears
I am grateful for the excavation of
My soul and self
For the deep dives into the darkness
Of insecurity and the transformation
That ensues in the wake of
The brutal beauty of being honest
With ourselves in the shadow of gratitude

Author: Erica V.

Always seriously joking and rambunctiously soft-spoken.

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