i’d like to
save myself
from myself

not by running away from

but by knocking on
my own front door

and opening it

and welcoming myself in
and sitting down in 
the living room
and serving myself tea

and talking with myself about

all the places it hurts
and how tired I’ve been

and then lying my head 
down in my own lap
to take a deep rest
while myself strokes 
my hair

and hums

melodically singing
that i’ll be ok here

that i’ll always be 

that i’ve always been

what i really want

is to
love me back 
into myself

self healing

©Jerome Braggs