Epitome

You defy
everything I know
all I’ve learned
all that’s hurt me
you’ve loved me
patiently
conditioning me
to selflessness
spoiling me with
attentiveness
as I lie
in your arms
the safest place
I’ve been
a place I only
thought I’d
been before
I find myself
grasping at air
attempting to
secure a firm grip
as you turn my
world upside down

epitome_poem_by_greta_stone