14 years with my best friend.

I was a kid
living like walking death
Hating myself
Wasting breaths
On bitterness

When you leapt
Into my lap
Looking up to
Lick my face.

Everything in my life
Changed for the better that day
And so much of what I came to know
About unconditional love
Took root and
Began to grow
Right here.

14 years with my best friend.