To my spine
To those who just happen to find
To all whom I have ever been entwined
I love you.
Even if our love has gone askew
Even if you are someone I never knew
For strength, support, smiles, and laughter
I will admire any manners, door holders, road rage, and insults from here on after
Over the years,
I may have shed some tears,
but because of every one of you
I have overcome my fears.
Solid as bone and strong as rock
We no longer write our lessons in sidewalk chalk