"Defense is the first act of war. If you tell me that I'm mean, rejecting, hard, unkind, or unfair, I say 'Thank you, Sweetheart, I can find all those things in my life, I have been everything you say, and more. Together we can help me understand. Without you, how can I know the places in me that are unkind and invisible? So, Sweetheart, look into my eyes and tell me again. I want you to give me everything."
Someone who goes
with a half a loaf of bread
to a small place that fits like a nest around her,
someone who wants no more, who’s not herself
longed for by anyone else.
She is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live!