We vote with every moment,
With every choice.
With our attitudes we elect our reality and the world we yearn to share.
We long for heroes to hold our hope and express our power,
Our rage, our pain, our kindness,
To make our struggle righteous,
To champion our smallness.
We are never larger than when we are loving.
Nothing and no one is more heroic than you who choose to step into our compassion and solidarity, with one another, here and now.
Our power begins now.
Just for one day.
This poem was inspired by the 2016 US election events and Peter Gabriel’s cover of David Bowie’s Heroes. We are grateful to Brandon Haydon, LCSW, a Greenhouse therapist at LifeWorks, for heartening us with these words.