Looks at my tears
Listens to my incoherence
Never stirs
Is terrifyingly patient

Has seen me grow over the years
Waking sleeping fighting laughing writing curling undressing
Without flinching
Is unbelievably uncouth

There are no boundaries
..lives with me
There are no responsibilities
..loves independence
We have individual spaces
..respects differences

I see her peeping from behind light beyond time
Day after day night after night
She is always there
I see her as i lift my head
I am no longer afraid of
Her uncomplaining presence

She is getting old now
Has her share of wrinkles
Might have her worries too
She never tells
Never expects
Doesn’t socialise

the lizard on my wall.

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