Before everything, there is you

Before name
Before what peers back in the looking glass
Before every thought

Before the feelings as they rise and fall
Before any achievement
Before ideas of good or bad

Before the notion of man or woman
Before any role - mother, daughter, friend, partner
Before form

Before depressed
Before anxious
Before shy

Before poverty
Before wealth
Before religion

Before heterosexual
Before bisexual
Before homosexual

Before
orientation

Before black
Before white
Before colour

Before everything
Indeed, everything
There is
You

Clear like the mountain lake
Innocent like the first spring raindrop
Perfect like the rose petal
Bright like the sun
and intoxicating like the moon

Still, silent, eternal
Changeless, formless, wordless

End the confusion, let's
and come home
Come home.

Love and courage,
Leah