Friday, March 15, 2013

No More Boxes!

Don't call me American.
Or Christian.
Or white.
Or female.
Or straight.
Or liberal.
Or conservative.
Or smart.
Or stupid.
Or funny.
Or boring.
Or any other label you use to define me.
What I express today
May be entirely different tomorrow.

I am not a label.
Labels are limitations--boxes,
And I was not born
To be contained.

I am all things,
And all things are me!
I was born to experience
And experiment.
To run.
To stumble.
To play.
To study.
To love.
To hate.
To dream.
To create.
To choose.
To exist.

I have lived in enough boxes
To last many lifetimes.
And that's all I need to be.

~Cindy Shippy Evans

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