Let me say it clearly,
unambiguously, without
holding back to protect
your fragile ego shell.

Dignity is more than a right,
more than something that
you confer in your generous
wisdom given from the
panelled windows above the world.

It is essence,
carried on the skin,
in each breath,
at the centre of the
being of each infinite
soul that enters the
world for their time.

Before this dignity we
bow in humility,
in humanity,
in our common
cause to live the
good life, to love,
to build and to look
into the face of another.
without the stain of shame.