I’m standing here Naked and bare To you And to the world. I haven’t been ready. I’ve been dancing in meadows With my eyes shut tight And covering myself In hand-me-down clothes. But I’m not dancing anymore. I’ve shed the scraps Of ripped up cloth And my skin Along with them. My eyes are open. I’m listening now. I’m ready to see What you have To show me. I’m ready to hear What you have To tell me.