chasing shoes that didn’t fit
only then to see she was trying to dress someone’s else feet
then she saw it kept her weak
to hang on to those ideals
to let an us be defined by a they
who they
now I know
it comes in from everywhere
your ability to give
to provide
but i know I am part of this our team
I know we create together
this is who I am
you are you, I am me
and yet we work as team
partners in this thing
and still I curl into you
a place to just be
but we move in stride
you lead
I nudge
I whisper
you hold
things together
and I am the glue that fills all the empty spaces
in this way
there is space for you and me
I am everywhere
and you are always there