together we will create a home with no loud
anger, no explosive rage, no slamming doors or
breaking glass, no holes punched into the walls
so hard that the foundation rocks and cracks.
our home will be gentle, it will be warm. i will
keep you safe and you will keep me still. no fear,
no hurt, no worry. we come from broken and
twisted places but together we will build
something whole and safe. we will curl around
each other like a pair of quotation marks at
night, warm and comforted. in the mornings,
you'll sing in the shower again. we will heal, and
we will raise a family that doesn't need to heal.