When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice
When day comes we step out of the shade
aflame and unafraid
The new day blooms as we free it
For there is always light
if only we’re brave enough to see it,
if only we’re brave enough to be it.
~ Amanda Gorman, excerpts from Inauguration Poem 2021
Are you brave enough?