I am officially 24.
I have been on this earth 24 years.
I have fallen into this earth’s lakes.
I have driven on this earth’s roads.
I have loved the smell of this earth.
I have loved it entirely.
I have been in this body for 24 years.
I have fallen in despair with body.
I have driven it mad with hate.
I have loved others and never my own.
I have hurt it.
But this body, this private earth of mine,
Its landscape has changed over the 24 years.
The roads have bent and curved.
The mind has more twists and turns.
But it has loved me,
With my toes curled in the grass of the earth I love,
I promise to love my pained earth back.
I will fall in love with its terrain.
I will drive it onwards.
I will love it.
I will love it entirely.