And Now We’re Healing

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Thirty One]

I had a massive misunderstanding with a close friend.

Around being nonbinary.

Around using the they / them pronouns.

And we didn’t listen to one another for days.

And then we finally did.

But first the news:

We shouted.
We said things we both regret.
We told the truth.
We fought.
We pushed back.
We lashed out.

And then we listened.

And now we’re healing.

Gently.