Knitting

I am knitting
a sweater. For myself.
But it is more
than a sweater.
I am knitting
a new life
fastening together
binding
tying
piecing delicate patterns to create
a whole.
It is stronger as a whole.
I am stronger as a whole.
Yarn unraveled is
weak
stringy
tangled
messy.
Woven into a pattern
two sleeves
a hood
lovely lacy leaves
it is warm
stable
strong
dependable.
The disembodied sections
of myself
back together again are
stable
strong
beautiful, sparkly, creative,
singing songs
dancing under the moon
creating beautiful things
like sweaters.

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