Illustration by Anja Rydén
The moment is now
one star in a collective
of stars

We must now
celebrate our differences
our sameness
our shameness

We must elevate
and celebrate the mess
we created
we must step deep
away from the shore

We must step deep
into the shit
and transform it

Now is the time
now is the moment
the call to love
the call to celebrate love

And realize
there are no distant stars
but only one galaxy of stars

We must gather
at the water holes
at the river of our souls

We must gather
like water buffalos
in love

Spoon Jackson


  1. I'm reading this a few days after a dear friend of ours has passed. All I can feel is grief and love. Thank you Spoon for so many years of courage, realness, and love.

  2. A very beautiful poem with great wisdom