unconditional love: one size fits all

I had so many beautiful things I wanted to say to you.

But everytime I opened my mouth,

you turned away.

So I started saying them to myself instead.

Everytime I opened my mouth,

I grew and grew.

More into myself

and out of you.

I whispered the I love you’s I had reserved

the affirmations

the encouragement.

And I grew and grew.


I didn’t need you to face me to speak.


I could speak into fields of emptiness,

into crowds of turned faces.

The I love you’s, the affirmations, the encouragement…

grew flowers in deserts.

My words, no longer sought validation.

They had power on their own.

I had power

on my own

And now, I speak

and leave behind a field of flowers.

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