New lens

What delight I find in words:

words that speak to me 

with passion’s cause;

words that open up the 

world and help me see

with a new lens—see the 

beauty, see the rage,

see the love so often hidden.


I want to throw off the skin

of ignorance and see all

the colours shining,

see myself in freedom

to become a person 

of the world—a person

of insight and compassion 

who sees the person not

the disease.