The rumor of “No” is murmured all around you.
“No” intoned like a sacred chant.
All those noes like a whole language.
It’s to be expected.
They are not how you navigate.
All those noes are the darkness of the night sky.
Your Yes is a star against that velvet.
making their way across a sea of noes
is looking up.
April 23, 2021