six billion stories and counting

but this is your story
a tangled holy mess of contradictions
and understanding
of decisions made in every moment
to say yes
or to fight
to relinquish
or reclaim

in every moment
every breath
the choice made new
of how to live

and there’s nothing unusual about this
nothing extra-ordinary
– this is what it is
to be alive –
except that this is you
and you are
ours.

six billion stories
and counting,
every one.