ugly duckling
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you were the first to teach me
that i could find sanctuary
in the hollow places
between a person’s bones
i made a pillow of your rib cage
and hundreds of nights were spent
being sung to sleep
by the melody of your heartbeat
your hands were safety
fingertips instilled with the power
to stitch together my broken pieces
slowly solving the puzzle
of the shattered mess inside my head
and your arms were a fortress
keeping out the pain of the world
and sheltering me inside like a child
far away from the cold and the rain
and never wanting for anything
i’m sorry that it’s taken me so much time
to recognize that this thing that we made
was the closest i’ve ever had
to home

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