I am from blades,

With my own knives I tear my flesh apart.

I am from darkness,

With a veil I tried to cloak myself for eternity.

I am from dirt,

And I cannot hide my filthy hands from your view.

I am from fallen leaves,

The first in Autumn, too eager to jump.

I am from oceans,

That one lost voice in the roaring wash.

I am from blood,

The blood that you shed for me.

I am from change,

Restored heart that beats with purpose.

I am from love,

A feeling I never thought was real.

I am from you,

The one who saved me from myself.

I am from joy.