Incubate .v. 1 develop (something, especially an infectious disease) slowly without outward or perceptible signs.
Incubator .n.2 an enclosed apparatus providing a controlled and protective environment for the care of premature babies.
I was born skinless, with a double-dose of sensitivity
and my heart, big as the sky - fragile as a paper plane.
Growing up, I experienced deep and meaningful one-on-one friendships.
I realise now with hindsight, they where love affairs.
By fifteen and already three times broken hearted - my stylus wearing thin
and constantly covered in ooze, the only thing I could do was to fall asleep;
even in the middle of the day.
Like honey is the sleep of the just.1
After six weeks, I emerged from my great depression and slumber,
bought a racer and a Walkman and rode until my batteries went flat.
It appeared that everything had changed.
Then after getting soaked in the rain several times, I came to realise
that everything was the same, but - I had changed.