A Delicate Move

And so there was

a new story

born out of my


not to reject

any piece of Self

or deny the transformation

to continue

and my dedication

to my own

quiet prayer.

It was not a choice

between two stories,

but an honoring

of both —

a delicate move

toward inclusion

I had practiced


The tricky part

was standing my ground

and allowing

what was already

to come together

in my heart

and all of its