imagining the move to New York City,
magnetized and terrified
because it outstretches your resources,
challenges your certainties,
it’s somewhere you’ll have to grow into —
The world packed in to an 8-mile island,
nowhere to expand but up,
ambition its lifeblood: its monuments
May division humble us
into radical attention.
Confusion become curiosity,
Exasperation evolve into compassion,
Anger grow into wonder.
May difference become a mystery worth entering.
May our certainties be spacious enough
for doubts, questions, reformation,
Our identities be rooted in the love
by which, for which, through which we fight.