I learned how to exist in other people.
I learned that if I let someone in
they will not take off their shoes
at the door and I will always be cleaning up
muddy foot prints from the floor.
I learned that some people keep their
shoes on like protection from uncertain teritory,
it taught me to keep my shoes on too.
Taught me it's okay to leave tracks,
evidence or my existence,
remnants of being.
I taught myself to let other people exist in me.
I taught myself to exist in other people too.