Check the correct box – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

How we name ourselves keeps us 
separate, collected or behind fences.

What if we lost all labels to the wind?
Started over with a single hello. 

Here is a new and rare being
a species my brain cannot categorize

outside of any box, never encountered 
right before my own human eyes.

How wonder would fill me
with the awe of you.

© Ali Grimshaw 2021

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29 thoughts on “Check the correct box – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. “Here is a new and rare being
    a species my brain cannot categorize”… may we continue with new self-discovery, every day! Wonderful Ali.

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