is a quilt made of
ripped discarded bits,
and a long thread
which binds all their fates together.
The thread weaves and dives,
surpassing perceived barriers and differences
in an attempt to make
a warm blanket
to drive the out the heartfelt coldness.
For those who feel the cold acutely
and long for heat
warmer than that their own blood can give,
a group of friends huddling together
drawn together by fate
creates that warmth
as a patchwork family.