I’m from a place where we talk too loudly,
Feel too deeply,
Love too much,
And hurt far too quickly.

I’m from a place where
We trudge through the chaos of life
with our hearts worn on our sleeves,
Our truth suspended over our heads at every passing moment,
and our lives exposed to every passersby and interloper.

I’m from a place where we crave some reassurance that our lives are worthy of living,
A place where we long for a dream to free us from the steady passage of time.
A place where the noise leaves one exhausted and battered,
And where the only solace is a bigger dream,
A better hope for a future promised by our desires alone.

I’m from a place where we are vulnerable to our reality
No matter how hard we try to dream it away.