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Breathe & Write

Here I am, leaving notes for my daughter,
Littering the digital space with soulful stories she can discover.
I write of superficial thoughts, uncomfortable learnings, tailored beliefs.
I share fragments of my simple and complicated everyday.
I laugh, I am intentional, I love the outdoors, I down coffee.

There you are, consuming my words,
Digesting my erratic notes, reaching out to say you feel it too.
You absorb my ink splinters and consider their multiple edges.
You share small secrets and everyday moments.
You laugh, we engage, you tell me it matters, you down coffee.

Here I am, making choices for my daughter,
Creating space for soulful sisters that she can discover.
I write with muted ferocity, outwardly considered, inwardly frantic.
I share pieces of my simple and complicated everyday,
I laugh, I am intentional, I love the indoors, I down coffee.

There you are, consuming my words,
Unaffected by the constant confusion, reaching out to say you’re tired too.
You offer your thoughts, your ideas, your hopes.
You find quiet relief in the shared similarities,
You laugh, we engage, you tell me it’s okay, you down coffee.

Here I am, speaking out for my younger self,
Learning that I am a soulful contradiction to discover.
I write, seeking a place of sense and sensibility.
I share edits of my simple and complicated everyday,
I laugh, I am intentional, I am more than what you see, I down coffee.

There you are, consuming my words,
Considering your own creative curiosities and gentle strengths.
You go beyond what you came here for, you go a little deeper.
You breathe easy and act as a purposeful reminder,
You laugh, we engage, you are more than what I see, you down coffee.

And therein lies my everyday difference.
It’s my words, it’s your sentiment, it’s us.
It’s you, quietly reading, quietly receiving.
And it’s me, breathing it all in, writing it all out.

And I breathe it all in, I write it all out.

Note. This poem was written as my submission for the online community project, The Everyday Difference.

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