Where to Start

It’s frightening for me to share

My work, my words, myself laid bare

Yet I know I simply must

A gesture of my faith and trust

For all of this world’s troubles lie

In our refusal to even try

How can I ask for openness

If I’m concealing my own mess?

No, even though it scares me so

My fullest self I have to show

For if I want this world to be

Better, it must start with me.