It took a while for me to get here,
For me to fall in love with my life.
It took a divorce,
It took the loss of a meaningful relationship,
It took friends going absent,
It took the loss of a child,
It took 12,775 sunrises; I am 32 years old,
It took several close calls,
It took me trying on identities that did not belong to me,
The cancer diagnosis of my mother,
A new child,
I am here and so in love.
Life, thank you for loving me back.