Watery Lessons

Like little pigs

You built walls

Of not secure stuff

To surround your heart from hurt.

Like memory-lost goldfish

You swam and swam

Around in the same messy mistakes.

Do you think that makes you faulty

Or flawed

Or a failure?

Without those walls

And watery lessons

Your life

Would have been



Nothing learned

Nothing gained.

Your scars

Whether visible or not

Are ultimately

What gave you life

And warn the world

That you are not

To be taken lightly.