Reciprocity

You’re only hero
For one story in this room
Listen: cosmos speaks

To relate authentically to another is to be friendly because it calls for reciprocal acknowledgement of others as subjects, transcending the desire to possess and control one another, continually overcoming the compulsion to make ourselves the center of our own universes, and treating each other with respect and generosity.”

-Skye Cleary, How to be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment

Behind mirrored eyes
Love lets its Other hero
Hear: a name echoed

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