THE OTHER DAY AT RECESS by Kamilah Rashied

the other day at recess:

life is not about

what you can get

it's about what

you are willing to give

to your calling

to your purpose

the most generous

people I know

live modest lives

the most spiritually

bankrupt people

I have ever met

have an abundance

of material wealth

the most powerful

people I have crossed

paths with had little

to offer in the way

of an enduring knowledge

but children I encounter

leave me more vehemently

forged by my beliefs

it's never been more

important to be

who you were born to be

to recognise that you

come to the world

bearing gifts and

the task of like

is to give them away

July 2020