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I made this for you, I made
this meal, all soupy, but warm, I made
a place for you to lay your head, I chose
these blankets that are soft against
your sleeping body, and I made
the bed.

I made a place for you to safely
align your hopes with your plans, I made
this map for you to etch out which direction
you’ll first go.

I made all of this and
you made a world for me out of
wonder and adventure, all lush
in its breathless scamper
as it draws me away and out of
my fearful huddling. 

Here, I built you a house to
wait out the storm and you
brought me to the ocean.