My Heart Bends


My heart bends towards the haters–

the Trump supporters

the bigots and racists

the sexist strangers.

My heart bends towards the light that casts those shadows

bending far and wide

towards the brighter side—

towards courageous voices

of peaceful warriors

sending love into the darkened hearts.

Kindness, rising and lifting the despair

lifting up and


into spacious hope.