It drew me in and held me
When I fought to run and hide
A wild vessel that protected and embraced my primal side.
It offered peace and refuge
From an unaccepting world
Its canyons, creeks and forests
Caught my grief and tears unfurled.
Nature showed me courage
To be who I am inside
To live the dream I’d always dreamed
But believed I had to hide.
I dream nature will always be there
Like a certain burning star
That simply just reminds us
“Be exactly who you are.”