*Includes a brief mention of sexual assault.*
Here is a story - one thousand years ago, a woman was raped.
She lifted herself from the ground, and now I am born.
A fish wanted to see the sun beyond the glimmer of water.
Maybe it burned in the light, but now I am born.
My mother looked at my father and whispered please treat me kindly.
He had not heard, and yet now I am born.
After the terrible lizards all died, a mouse waited for the stars.
They inevitably returned, so now I am born.
A tree fell, a mountain eroded, a river diverged;
Perhaps the earth tilted when struck, and now I am born.
A king usurped, a dictator toppled, a monument erected;
The chance encounter of two hands on a stairwell, and now I am born.