Less than half of myself now;
struggling to discover me.
Grappling with the world outside
the sheltered heart of ‘we’ –
I have learned that walking in the dark
is possible to do;
and how each pain-filled journey that I make,
takes me further away from you.
I wonder if you should meet me now
in a crowded place;
would you recognise this changeling me
or turn away your face?