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174: The Best Thing

Maybe the best part

about having adults that love you

is the way they bring you soup

when you get your appendix out

or the way they check the air pressure

in your tires

every time you come home.

Maybe it’s the way they give you their earrings

from the 80s

and their faith,

and their love of books,

and their physical books.

Maybe the best part

about having adults that love you

is how they’ll crawl to you

on the bathroom floor

when the pain is too much,

to the backseat of the car

when it feels like you can’t breathe,

into the closet

and out of the closet

when you feel the most alone.

Then again,

maybe the best thing

about having adults that love you

is the way they teach you

that you are worthy of that love-

exactly as you are,

and maybe no matter

who we are

or how old we get,

we all need that.

I want to be an adult

known for love.



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