Do Break

Let us grow out of our desire to be
the one who knows more,
the one who feels more,
the one who has experienced the most.

Let us grow past our craving to be
the one who is cared for more than the other,
the one who is elevated more than the other.
the one who is given more understanding
and compassion than the other.

Let us grow beyond our need
to be seen as long suffering
to be known as persecuted
to be thought of as more deserving.

Let us grow stronger than our fervor
for status
for wealth
for comfort
for notoriety

Let us break out of our own heavy, coarse shells
so that we may see from above ourselves,
and all of our earthly counterparts,
and take in the unfettered, wild glory
that is the human spirit.