raw

there is something
to be said
about exposing
oneself
to being brutally honest
to oneself
to not passing judgement
on oneself
to feeling
every emotion
letting each take
hold for as long as it takes
to recognize
the pain
the joy
letting tears of each
fill your cupped hands

there is something
that can’t be described
when in touch
with one’s inner self
a warmth
that will radiate
from the core
to the most outer extremities
a feeling
of being
connected
to everyone
everything
an unconscious
to conscious unity

there is nothing
to be said
for words
won’t define
being
raw