Tonight I Am Building

 
Tonight I Am Building…
an arsenal
from my fears
and strengths
I am closing in on the object
of my desire to hone it skillfully
with tools I’ve attained through
my personal training as a survivor
 
Today I am building…
because I can
and I can wait no longer for
others to do it for me
 
Today I am building a
way to look at myself with
Love
not guilt
Trust
not hate
Devotion
not half-assed appreciation
 
Today I am building my
home inside myself
to protect me from
the cold,
my enemies;
racism
sexism
socialization
capitalism
and
self-hatred
 
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow…
I am building a bridge from
me to You
out of love
compassion
strength
and
tolerance
not because I have to…
because I can,
and I want to
 
 
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