Thank you for teaching me to make art
When I wanted to finish my color by number kit.
Thank you for helping me forget the time
When I had every hour cleverly plotted.
Thank you for loving me
When I couldn’t believe it.
Thank you for being there
When my kidnapped me and I was far far away.
Thank you for helping me remember
I write poetry
When I was busy doing figures-
You didn’t know I wrote poetry,
You didn’t tell me to do it-
But you gave me a reason,
And I was searching the world for one,
Not knowing what it would look like,
Or why it should come.
It came because you needed me,
It came because I needed you.
It came because we were both lonely.
It came because we like to love.
It came because we said yes.
And it will stay as long.