November 19, 2014


I arrived
without a clue,
not knowing
how families work,
like water running
over stone,
wearing it down,
smoothing each edge,
until it's gone.

You made me feel
like I belonged,
seeing how
I couldn't care
for myself,
on my own.

When the time
came to leave,
you held my hand,
said it was okay
for me to go,
so I'd forget
I'd be traveling
all alone.