I am My Home

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The fight to make a new place a home

To fully exist 

To fully be acknowledged 

To break yourself in the eyes of others

To build yourself behind closed doors

To build yourself in front of them

Melt into their arms

Fall into their beds

Lay kisses on their foreheads

Wrap arms around their bodies

Experience advice from anyone

Give advice to anyone

Feel compassion for those who are wrong

For those who have been wronged

For those who do not know

For those who may eventually know

For all of us

I've made a home in a place where I thought I'd lost my home

I made a place in me

I found an old place in me

Together I have taken everything I've known 

My bedroom was once my home 

And now I am my home 

 

Much love, 

Kristen