seek for parts of yourself
within someone else.
seek for parts of them in you.
seek connection to understand,
to hear someone else’s
to see the world from a new set of eyes,
from shoes you’ve never worn; from shoes you never will.
seek for parts in others
that you’ve never encountered—
try to understand those parts.
(know that you never fully will, but
know that you’re not fully supposed to,
seek connection to share your story,
to learn about
to better know yourself.
(because you don’t know yourself nearly as well as you think you do.)
seek to discover
of your mind, of your body,
of your mortality.
feel how frightening, and in that,
how exhilarating and vitalizing
and relaxing it is,
and can be,
to be exposed—
and be raw
and be all that you are,
and all that you have been and all you’ll become.
seek connection because
we are alive
and we are human and we are beautiful
and because hands embrace hands so perfectly,
and because, well,
nothing else really makes much sense
seek connection because we are here, if only for a little while.
seek connection because we never know
who needs us.
or who we,
or because we both,
and because we all,
seek connection because otherwise,
you’ll never know
the magic than can arise between us
when we really,
and when we truly