step back
what is it, this thing I have created for myself?

other than a seemingly never ending smorgasbord
of opportunities for spiritual growth
right alongside other people

that just so happen to be
a lot
lovable kind seeking beautiful soulful intuitive charming funny silly spiritual seekers fearful trusting gentle thoughtful honest loyal fallible irritable irascible endearing committed grateful never-not-broken loving souls

I can do this, I have the support of all of you
I cannot fail, I will not be deterred, I will press on

for I am inspired by you, yes you, you, yes you…

If that is you, you already know it, for you are my tribe.