In every known nook of our nation, in every corner called our country,
our people, diverse and beautiful, will emerge, battered and beautiful.
When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
(from "The Hill We Climb" read by Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman at Joe Biden's inauguration on 20 January 2021)