Blythe Baird – ‘The Ship I Built’

By Button Poetry

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Transcript provided by YouTube:

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I am trying to sleep on the front porch of forgiveness.
00:06
I am too young to be this lonely.
00:09
I didn’t leave the door of my love unlocked
00:12
so you could mistake my sadness for a shelf.
00:15
Still, do not mistake all of my honest open for empty.
00:21
I do not have room to carry anyone’s chaos but mine.
00:25
If I sink, it will be in my own ocean;
00:29
if I float, it will be on the ship I built myself.
00:33
(applause) (cheers)

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