I want to know what are you afraid of!
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done,
How vulnerable can you be,
What do you feel guilty about eating,
What activity makes you shameful,
Tell me your deepest secret,
Show me the things you aren’t proud of,
– the ways in which you’ve failed.
Explain the ways you’ve been broken – the loves lost, diseases, and stumbles,
Describe the walls you create for yourself – and the prisons you feel placed in by others,
Tell me about how your parents deny your dreams,
or the boy who called you chubby in 4th grade,
The manuscript you’ve never shared,
The application you never mailed.
Tell me about the world you dream of, quietly, alone,
the things you’d do if you won the lottery or only had a year left.
I want to know who are you when no one is watching.
I want to know because I want to see these people in the world.
I want to be surrounded by depth in a world that constantly pulls at us to be superficial
I want to see compassion even when our media revolves around judgment.
I want to see women’s strength and men’s vulnerability celebrated, and vice versa.
Reveal your flaws passionately – and without explanation.
Show me the scars of a life well lived.
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