”If you like them a lot, kiss them. Tell a dumb fart joke. Laugh loud like a dork. Let them pluck your faith, like a plum, from the dark part of your heart. Trust that they won’t hurt you. Wear a white dress. Say I do then be done. Make a home. Make a fire. Climb in the warm salt bath, brush your teeth side-by-side. Cup their palms and place your past in them, your scares, your scars, your fears, like birds in a nest, young and warm. Say: my fault. Give birth while they watch. Say thank you twice a day.”