This is your story

this is your story;

through all of the lows

and all of the glory,

somehow, even here,

you have risen to this moment

second after second

you have done more

than survive

you have shown

to others

and yourself

what it means

to alive,

deep within the lowland

through the pain of the unplanned,

somehow, you found peace

in what you did not understand.

— Morgan Harper Nichols