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We are all Unique

Once, we were unwilling 

to join the pack.

Yet, we were attracted 

to something

on Earth. 

We had plans. We were

entrusted with gifts 

to bear. Each of us had


and flare!

Then, we were born

onto family stories

based on towns 

and nations, 

it was universal.

We found that 

no one was

special. Yet

everyone was


There was constant 

nudging to allow 

ourselves to be 

just who we were,

bare, full of secrets. 

We remembered

we could always start again

without judging, wherever we 

were, like mighty 

fledgling eaglets.

We were unique

in this one-of-a-kind 

adventure, saluting each 

day with wonder. 

We glorified 

the present moment:

joyful, furious

confused, excited.

Yet, we were 

backed by 




in this mystifying 


A. Johnson

Photo by A Johnson

Inspired by:

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo


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