I wonder when it was that I began to retreat into myself

Folding, collapsing

Like oragami


To be more aesthetically pleasing

Palatable and unobtrusive

I molded myself to conform to the desires of my consumers


And then I decided not to

But ravaged gardens do not remerge overnight

Or even within the span of weeks, or months


Each blossom must learn of its safety

Must feel it is welcomed

Be allowed to reappear and then encouraged to flourish




I am unfolding myself bit by bit

I am creased but not tattered

I am scared but alive


And I am relearning the meaning of ownership with every passing day



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