it’s like the start of something I don’t understand yet
but my soul does

because when your arms wrap around me
and you touch me like I’m worthy of your gentleness
it feels like a promise

as though you’re accepting the weight of my bruised heart
as though you’re accepting the triumph of redeeming a tragedy
one that the stars believed was in their clutches for years

and it’s the least terrifying thing I’ve ever done
to love you
because you feel like home

—  Stay by Abby S