You were carefully selected
based on your luster and shape.
In the past, these unique qualities
made you feel unusual and alone.
A tiny hole was drilled through your soul
you were threaded
with others just like you.
Little knots were tied by your sides,
which silenced your insecurities.
You enjoyed the dual nature of these knots.
For not only did they distinguish you individually,
they secured your place in this beautiful strand.