Everything To Me

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You speak harshly

Instead of a caring voice

Like you are my boss

Still

You are everything to me

A bond that I can never sever

**

You treat me like a stranger

Instead of your blood

Like I am a burden in your life

Still

You are everything to me

A place in my heart forever

**

You are taking steps away

Instead of back to me

Like your independence is complete

Still

You are everything to me

A place here to come home to always


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – instead

Bird In Flight

I never thought it would hit me

Or at least not this hard

The empty nest feelings

Some days they overwhelm

I know in my head

She should have a life all her own

But I feel such a loss

By not being a big part of it

There is work, friends and the love of her life

Someday there may even be children

I just have to remember

She needs that space for her own family

To build that nest of her own