For all the time I spent creating a home out of you


I am just now beginning

to recognize what it feels like to be at home with myself.

I     c a r r i e d

all my old baggage with me to my new space, but

it doesn’t feel so heavy here. These old bags don’t feel

like much at all.

There is a sun behind the darkness.

There is a sun behind this shadow,

behind my body, deep inside there is

a sun that shines brighter

than anyone would have ever known.

I sit in the middle of this road,

grateful to have found a place

that will still be here

after a long day

and a hell of a lot of rain.