For Callen, who loved me without even knowing that I needed him to. My expression was fortified; My thoughts were terrified. I held everything inside- Afraid that I might explode. I became the one outside; I was ashamed of all I had to hide. You came from the blindside; You don't know how you set me free. My life was butterflied When I deemed you certified To have a look inside The life that I was born to bear. My hand was opened wide, Then closed around the coin you supplied When you said the words that changed my life- "A penny for your thoughts." My life is still mortified, But my dreams are now rectified, And my thoughts are now mullified, Because a penny is more Than I was ever worth before.