Jennifer Freed | Befriending the stranger

How can I possibly judge you

when I have yet to taste your past,

swallow your experiences whole?

What I call strange you may call Home

What you call strange I may call Self

Are you from “elsewhere”?

I am too, to you

 

Unfamiliar — scary

Alien —intimidating

Closer –exhilarating

Strange can be an invitation if you are willing

Everything unknown– potentially you

 

That first step past ignorance, terrifying or electrifying

Realizing the skin is just wrapping

The point of view is personal landscape

Moving beyond assumptions

Rapture

Claiming all as me

Liberating

Becoming an ally

Enlightening

Befriending the Stranger

was Me

all along.


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