You are in an in-between,
in a world with no memories,
so forget your hands and what
they’ve done before.
Forget your fingers.
Float in this kingdom without a name.
Be the kind of brave you’ve only ever read about
in books, then be braver than that.
Be boneless, but keep your spine.
Bend and bend and bend yourself
into a bridge that you haven’t burned yet,
then cross it.
You are more than you thought
Unbroken and perfect,
healing like the bruise on your knee,
singing like a hymn where the only
“I saved myself.”
Swallow the old world.
Swallow the darkest it’s ever been
and then keep it down until it
You are here now.
You are here and you are
the forgiveness in every mouth.
You are here, and you are glowing
like early morning.
Welcome back. Welcome home.