Here’s a poem for you that has stuck with me since I heard Marge Piercy read it when I was about 13.
(I don’t want to put the whole poem in here, because, you know, copyright. But there’s a link at the bottom to the whole thing on pbs.org)
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! I am going to do a post with it.
I’m glad. Also look for Marge Piercy’s “To Have Without Holding”. I can’t find a link that looks like it is approved by MP, so I don’t want to link. But google will do it for you. It starts “Learning to love differently is hard, love with the hands wide open, love with the doors banging on their hinges, the cupboard unlocked…”