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not a princess [poem]

I’m not a princess
not some damsel in distress that needs saving
you already know that
already heard the story
of how I scooped up my own broken pieces
and applied superglue
until I was mostly back together again
and about how I packed my entire life
into a single car
and drive across the country to start over
and about how I found new dreams
to replace the ones I’d watched die
you know I’m my own savior
that I’ve learned how to save myself
from the wreckage of being human
but know this too
loving you means I’ll let you be the hero
sometimes
let you slay my dragons for me
not because I really need your help
but because I trust you
to follow through with the rescue

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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