I believe that in every beginning,
there is a word
and that words of kindness, truth, and necessity
can hold paradisiac spaces
for every human being
I believe that a word spoken into darkness and fear
will rise like the sun
and lift all of us up immeasurably.
I believe that colons ground meaning in examples,
that ellipses leave space for that next breath,
and that question marks bring us closer together.
I believe in song and speechlessness,
both of which cradle unbridled joy
and a much greater truth at their core.
I believe that words strung together make stories
that evolve and change over time,
and need to do so, and need never be stopped,
so they can better serve us
with epiphany and revelation
when the time is ripe,
when everything arrives exactly as it must.