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.