Thank you

For taking care of my heart

When I’m really alright

With letting it smash into pieces

For everything

And everyone

Except

For you

Which probably sounds selfish

Which is ironic

Because

It has a lot less to do with me

Than it does you

You

Who are

More gentle than a breeze

More understanding than the poets

More welcoming than home

Which doesn’t necessarily feel homey

Anyway

Anyway,

Thank you

For making me feel

Unafraid

To tell you I need you

I need you

I need you,

Especially since

I don’t even recognize

My face

My voice

My thoughts

Enough to know

Whether I’m even worth needing

For me,

Who is stuck in a limbo

Where I am not Me

And

Home is not Home

And yet You

Are still You

Beautiful

Wonderful

You

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