I See You

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If I could change anything
I would grow claws and teeth
long enough to cut through
the fake, plastic coating 
that covers the world
saying one has to be
certain things in order
to find friends, 
to find a job,
to find happiness: 
 
do this and only this,
act like this and only this,
be this and only this.
 
If I could cut people
out of those molds 
humans, all naked and raw
like newborns fresh from the womb 
would rub their eyes and
finally see one another 
without judgment, without fear
looking at one another
with great compassion 
and saying with complete honesty
for the first time: 
 
I see you.

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