On Being Me
What if what you felt
was magnified a million times?
What if the light dancing on a tree’s leaves
created awe inside you?
What if every joy and pain
could overwhelm you?
What if every kindness bestowed upon you
melted you into liquid gold?
What if every cruelty
broke your heart and you felt it could not be repaired?
What if you saw divinity
in everyone you met?
What if because you saw this,
you couldn’t understand why people do horrible things to others and themselves?
What if you felt tender and vulnerable most of the time?
What if a simple sound of birds singing brought you peace?
What if looking at the sky made you fly out of your body and soar into space?
What if when you saw beauty, it broke you into a million pieces of joy and pain at the same time?
What if sparkling light on water made you believe in magic?
What if the soft fur and wet nose of your dog
made you love more than you ever thought you could?
Then you’d be me.
Navya La Shay 8/14/14 All Rights Reserved
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