My ethics is simple.
What sits comfortably at its heart
is not some abstract ideal
or intricate system of morality,
or demanding god who sends down
a sets of laws or wants unrelenting
obedience to his perfect will.
What pulsates at its centre is a person
whose unique face and full presence
I can see and hear and feeI, and they
bring curiosity and joy so that there
is discovery and the potential for growth.
No categories apply here: no race, no creed,
no colour; no gender, no sexualities, no age,
no disabilities, no politics, no hierarchies,
no body shape, no classes, no distinctions at all.
Only a person in all their complexity, uniqueness,
interests, passions, dreams, challenges and wishes.
Only a person that has a right to live
and dream big dreams and grow with
fullness to the day they die.
Only a person who is given respect,
not from position, status, ability, privilege
or any other category of inclusion and exclusion,
but for just being a person whole, full of will,
an indelible creature, not repeatable,
and existing alongside me in this evolving universe.