I’m standing on a platform
that I used to think was my world.
Every so often, I would see glimmers off in the distance and wonder
what they were.
Now those glimmers have extended roots
to latch onto my platform, so that it is not a platform anymore
but part of a greater whole that I never knew existed.
I can now walk to them
any time I wish
and sink into their greeting, unafraid
of judgement, knowing above all that I’m accepted
and always will be.