Anthony O'Dugan


In a world where things are many, where fear exists, where walls are created, where love just tries to pierce through the cracks--anywhere it can,

there is also peace, and beauty, and wisdom, and safety.

This is safety. This is what safe feels like. Your voice, your words, your heart, your vision, your mission, your purpose.

I'm not going to lie, a number of tears escaped from my eyes knowing that this love exists in the world. As a father, I wish all men were as devoted as you, for if I knew that they were, then all the many things could fall apart as false, and I'd know that my daughter was and would always be safe and able to be loved in exactly this way.

I am humbled and honored to know that you exist. You make me understand 'safe' in a way I never could before.


I love to rhyme, often sensually. I have to write, otherwise insanity. I leave my heart on paper. Feel free to feel my feels. I comment lovingly and completely.