So often, we tend to hide our fears;
Yet, it is in our vulnerability
That we find connection.
We lay bare our grief to 
Give permission to another to cry. 
We allow our scars to be seen
In order to recognize another’s. 

We create community
When we share our suffering which
Builds trust to touch another’s pain. 
Those who are wounded
Do not search for heroes, 
But for others who know what
It is to be human.