You asked me once:
How do you escape the cage of living at home?
You make a home for yourself.
Allow the cap
of your baseball hat to be your roof.
Your skin to be your walls.
Create hearth from heart,
and let the chimneys of your airways
release the smoky thoughts which are clouding your mind.
Allow aches and pains to be nothing
But floors and walls creaking.
Speaking only to those who knock upon your door with respect.
When the storm comes
Don’t let the winds penetrate your exterior,
but open your windows occasionally and
allow the rain to pass through.
If your parents ring your doorbell,
think carefully before you
let them in.
If they want to talk,
remember first who
your family is.
Remember that blood is always red,
but love can also be
Orange, yellow, purple, blue and green.
Do not let them convince you otherwise.
Don’t sever ties but strengthen