You came in like a storm:
rattled my bones, disrupted my bloodflow,
contorted my body in ways I didn’t even know it could go;
made me the most whole I had ever felt, having been born with a broken heart.
I have never truly felt a connection to home. I have never experienced a static cling to a stationary place that has seen me through my various stages of development. I wish I had. I wish I could say the walls that have heard my first words were the same walls I clung to while fumbling…