Isolation Diaries No. 4

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“Leave room for beautiful interruption;
Light unexpected,
Arriving in the middle of the night.
For perhaps here in the darkness,
You will start to see the reality
Of all the walls
You have built up
Around yourself
And how
They have kept you
From living.

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For when you are broken,
It might seem like the only thing there is to do
Is to head out
In search of the love of another,
But what if,
Instead of looking elsewhere,
You looked right here at the walls
You have been hiding behind for years.

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For the walls you built
To protect yourself,
Gave you a narrow view of the world
They stunted your limbs,
And you struggled to breathe.

So maybe, now is the time
To allow Light’s interruption
Pouring in through the cracks,
Reminding you of meaningful life, on the other side.

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You were seeking safety,
But staying behind these self-made walls
Has never been the way.

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You need something more
To comfort you in brokenness
When the pain is tall around you,
To remind you that even here,
You are infinitely loved.

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And when these walls come down,
You will see a broken,
Beautiful world around you
Inviting you to step into
A daily chance
To live beyond
The barriers of who you were.”

–Morgan Harper Nichols

dedicated to my dear friend, Sara, who always leaves room for beautiful interruptions and unexpected pockets of light.