I want to learn to love all the things we have been taught to cast aside
Scars and lines that tell stories smooth skin of a babe cannot
Wild weeds in the field growing alongside treasured plants with finer names
A faded bloom that has lost its intoxicating scent
Difficult conversations and inevitable endings
Feeling sad and endless flow of tears
I want to embrace the old and the worn
The beautiful and the ugly
To live beyond a curated ideal
To touch upon the breadth of existence
I want to dance under the blazing sun
And the summer rain
I want my heart to be stirred by the unconventional
And not contract under the weight of my conditioning
I want to love with more depth
With more honesty
More completely
Without condition