My Family

I lit up a cigarette, fumbled for my pen and dared to pretend that I know how to tell you all you’ve done for me.
I take a sip of my tea as you wait for me to finish my next masterpiece.
But this is just my way of saying so humbly, so disparately, I love you –
For the home that you open, the kind words you’ve spoken and the miles you’ve broken. Never let me give up even when I’ve had too much. You still come see me play. So disparately, I love you, my chosen family.
Because you believe even when I can’t see…There’s no good reason.
You step up to remind me of why you gave me wings – to never stop chasing, always keep reaching, but don’t forget to breathe. So disparately, I love you -
For the home that you open, the kind words you’ve spoken and the miles you’ve broken. Never let me give up even when I’ve had too much. You still come see me play. So disparately, I love you, my chosen family.