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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Holding Space

(a poem)
I do not understand 
your fears,
but I have been 
afraid before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

I do not understand  
your pain,
but I have been 
hurt before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

I do not understand 
your loss,
but I have
lost before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

I do not understand 
your anxiety,
but I have been
anxious before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

I do not understand 
your anger,
but I have been
angry before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

I do not understand 
your passion,
but I have
loved before;
this is our shared
humanity. 
Maybe 
we could 
hold space 
for one another.

- bshivers

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