A Collective Journal

A Collective Journal  is an ongoing community project to create a space for the community to write, express, and share.

I.
All this year I thought I was the strong one, 
was above hitting rock bottom. 
Until rock bottom hit me,
leveled me to the ground. 
On the mornings I wake without crying, 
I peer inside at what pain has opened up 
and wonder —
What beautiful thing will be put together from the wreckage?
 
II.
What I look forward to most is the opportunity to once again see a stranger smile. 
Wei-Huan Chen
Dec 20th, 2020

An Affirmation, A Call Upon (Me)

"I must choose to pour
the crystalline water
into my own roots and soil,
bathe in sunlight
of my own making

reminding myself
of my gentleness
of my wholeness
of my birthright.

my mourning
my newness
and my might."

Jenah Maravilla