I don't want to work 9-5 just to stay alive
I want to be happy where I am
wherever I find myself.
I want to walk into the kitchen
and not hear my mom sobbing about her unaccounted for daughter at Christmas
or see my father and never see a forced smile.
I want to forever have this smell on my skin
of sweat and dust and new beginnings.
I want to go to bed
and not worry what mood i might be in when i wake in the morning.
I want us to both promise to never leave
to forgive and forget
to keep trying until there are no options left.