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Let’s explore the edges
of our vulnerability together
holding on to each other’s hands,
holding on to each other’s hearts
in a circle of endless compassion.

No story is too tragic
too tender in the light
and space of shared awareness.
It is a novel written by us all –
the chapters changing,
characters, settings, and plots variable.

But suffering is all the same,
believing you are a separate star
when you always belonged
to this solar system –
this darkness, this light.

By Kaveri Patel

Kaveri Patel seeks to initiate meaningful change through fierce, tender presence. Her literary works have appeared in various corners of Earth’s eternal heart. Her poetry, publications, and classes can be found at

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