Poem: Gratitude List

Grat­i­tude List
–Nao­mi Shi­hab Nye

Thank you for insult­ing me.

You helped me see how much I was worth.

Thank you for over­look­ing my humanity.

In that moment I gained power.

To be for­got­ten by the wider world

and the right­eous religious

and the weaponized soldiers 

is not the worst thing.

It gives you time to dis­cov­er yourself.

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Lemons.

Mint.

Almonds roast­ed and salted.

Almonds raw.

Pis­ta­chios roast­ed and salted.

Cheese.

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Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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