Awakening the dawn

We don’t need to shout,
but we do need to speak.

We can’t make everything right,
but we can make some things better.

We can’t see the whole – yet,
but we are noticing shifts.

Changes that are happening,
people who are emerging
as if from a deep sleep,
covered by layers
of neglect and judgement,
to a new dawn.

Glimpses of hope
in the sunrise of spring.