in/difference


I need to know

That my existence is okay

That I am allowed to be here

That no one wishes me harm

Where I’m at right now

It’s easy to believe in that

That no one would dare wish me harm

To believe that I am surrounded by people

Who will love and accept me

It turns out

That may not be the case

The reality

The heavy truth

Is that

There are people out there

A staggeringly

Upsettingly

Great amount of people

That hate

They hate me

They hate others like me

So

Of course

They have to hate me

And it is during these times

That I am truly disheartened

That a great weight falls

Down on me

I sink to the ground

And I find it difficult to get back up

Because yes

There are people out there

A staggeringly

Upsettingly

Great amount of people

That hate

They hate humanity

And selfishly indulge

In that hatred

I need humanity

I need to look you in the face

And say

“You are you

And I love everything about that”

Humanity

Vulnerability

Empathy

I want to embrace these three things

Because they make me lighter

That great weight

That sinking

It’s no longer difficult to get back up

When someone’s sharing it with you

Imagine a collective

A whole group of people

Coming together

Holding it all up

It’s no longer crushing

In fact

It barely feels like anything at all

And suddenly

You don’t feel as alone

You know that you belong

It’s not a matter of believing

But strictly of knowing

And knowing that

Is so incredibly difficult

When you’re downtrodden

To the point that you only believe

In the pointlessness of it all


“Energize” — pangklespangkles.tumblr.com
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