Border Crossing

by L. D. about a year ago in social commentary

We all cross. We are all forced from our place of origin.

Border Crossing

Border crossings are terrifying

Be they bordersGeographicalPhysicalEmotionalSocietalorMetaphysical

The borders between two countriesbetween two statesbetween two citiesbetween adolescence & adulthoodbetween love & hatebetween acceptance & non-acceptancebetween the known & unknown

Border crossings are confrontations with the binaryBetween one thing and the Other

They’re all created—perceived, imaginedSome wrought into physical existenceSome etched in lawbooksSome renamedReimaginedRediscovered

Border crossings require helpGuides who will navigateWhen we need themGaps where we can pass throughWelcome on the other sideSome providential assistanceSo we may finally pass

To be made to cross the border aloneTo be met on the other side with resistance or fear or hatred or imprisonment or worseIs a death sentence

Those brave enough to cross aloneOr who crossKnowing what fears awaits themAre heroesTrailblazers

Border crossings are terrifying enoughAnd none of us exemptWe all crossWe all are forced from our place of origin.

—Laura Dickinson-Turner

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