I Wear Other People, is a piece of flash published by EllipsisZine. The first paragraph was written new year's day (thinking about empathy) & the second on the 2nd, in a writing sprint from prompts from the first Woolwich Creative Writing Workshop of 2021✍️
Today it was great to watch the inauguration and see some change.
"If we are willing to stand in the other person's shoes...just for a moment, stand in their shoes... the thing about life: there's no accounting for what fate will deal you... Some days, when you need a hand. There are other days when we're called to lend a hand." (Biden, 2021)
"It’s the past we step into and how we repair it...
We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover...
Our people, diverse and beautiful, will emerge, battered and beautiful.
When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it."
(Gorman, 2021 See whole poem here)