Chaos contained

Because I love you

When I was crumbling, the world morphing 

Spinning around me like a top in Wonderland

I still came to you, and pulled myself together

I stitched you up,

Put you together,

Silently working,

When I was consumed with flames 

Of my own concerns

My own wants 

My own needs

You were fixed all together with a shiny bow

And a new ribbon to hold

That is when I burst 

When I cried at the waddling of ducks

When I looked at my own face

I saw her

Not me

I saw a ghost of who my mother used to be in me

You contained me

You loved me even when I would burn

Because you loved me



This poem is about: 
My family
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