Something New

Greeted with love 

and not superficiality,


Embraced with warmth 

and not obligation,


Accepted wholeheartedly

and never judged for being me,


It’s something new,

something I’ve never had before,

something I didn't know I was missing.


Ignorance is bliss, yes,

but knowledge is power.


And that power is something new,

something I will be welcoming 

with open arms.