I Don’t Want To

I don’t want to be right
I want to be open

I don’t want to defend my work all the time
I want to discuss ideas

I don’t want to look like I have it all together
I want to look curious

I don’t want to be in an arms race against a million other voices
I want to make people think, squirm, get mad, be moved, be uncomfortable, to wake up, to feel something

I want to ask questions
And practice

I don’t want to be thought of as an expert
I want to be thought of as a human, with observations

I don’t want to waste my energy protecting an image
Because there is too much out there to learn
And I don’t have enough time to do it all

A person will turn their nose up at your wording
Or your shirt

Ask who you ride with
And argue semantics


I never met a horse who corrected my spelling
Or said they couldn’t take me seriously without a wardrobe change

And so
This is where my time is best spent

Learning to be the best type of person a horse could feel good next to
And talking about it to anyone who will listen

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