Screen_shot_2017-10-16_at_13.24.40by Rebecca Avery16 Oct 2017

It’s hard to understand
how much you need to be loved
until the source of that love changes

no longer embodied by the one person
whose responsibility it was to keep your meters filled

now scattered to the wind
and you find yourself picking
searching and finding shards of it

love that you can keep and call your own
but even that turns sharp in your hands