For all the reasons your search has brought you here, I welcome you.

what is the story that you so long to tell?
something you’ve longed to speak for ages old.
what are the parts that you hope to show me?
and more so, what do you crave will remain hidden?
and what if i see it under there
where you lie protected, softly breathing, hoping all will pass you by.
and what if i told you, i will look there with you and not turn away
that i too, used to hide in the shadows
truly believing that no one would want to see all of me.
until one day, she welcomed me in out of the secret
into the light of compassion and kindness
i needed to first experience all the possibilities of hope and healing
that i may now bring it to you.