A flower missing a petal

slightly muted strings

three chord heavy metal

birds too pretty to sing

I’ve always been a broken version

of what I thought I was supposed to be

all doubts,  all aspersions

hated so many things about me

now my questions have answers

and they are delicate

like an unsure ballet dancer

the mindset of an elephant

I brought them closer to strong

for you’ve given me reason

pride to break into song

tough enough for all seasons

you’ve reached in

given me a start

one you plan to finish

with a healing heart