• Rev. Ani

Poems From The Porch


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My Needs, Your Needs, Our Needs


When I get up in the morning,

I think about what I want to do,

and then I do it.


My thoughts are all about me.


Even if I am doing something for someone else,

it is because I want to feel secure, esteemed, and in control.


How would my life be different if I loved my neighbor

as if they were myself?


Well for starters,

I would actually think about them.


I would consider their wants and needs

outside of how these desires relate to me.


I would prioritize their wishes

as being as important as my own.


The only way to find out what they want and need

is for me to ask.


How might I make your day better?