Wednesday, February 10, 2016

i want to love you, a poem

i want to love you

but i’m scared

scared you won’t feel the same
scared you won’t accept my offering
scared of standing in the rain, cold, alone

you make me feel light
and warm
and safe
i feel beautiful when you look at me

i think you’re scared
scared of losing the control you’ve carefully cultivated over the years
the control you needed to have when you were younger
to protect yourself
scared that if you let me see inside to the hurting parts, i’ll run away

i think this, because it’s exactly how i feel
i don’t want you to see the dark parts of me
the hidden parts
i don’t want you to turn away in horror
but i want to show you
one peek at a time

i’ll show you mine if you show me yours
i won’t judge you
i won’t make you feel like a monster
i only ask that you do the same for me

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