who knows how many more
sunsets i will see.
who knows how many more times i can hear people compliment me like waves on the beach
while also not wishing the sand they carried back out with them was staying with me?
being raised to be aware of others, i now cannot figure out how to be fully aware of myself.
(there are greater problems, do not worry, i will not stop here).
however, i seem to have no problem putting others ahead of myself except when it comes to romantic love. i will not let go; i never have. i am afraid of it, so it controls me. this thing that should be so glorious and beyond a depth i have ever driven!
i wear a trench coat
and dark glasses and one of those ugly floppy hats.
to hide away from it, blend in with the masses; i am ok, i am fine by myself.
i cannot hide much longer though.
my heart is telling me
it pangs so hard, so often, more than ever before.
'stop holding me back.'
'just give him a chance! or, him!'
and it clamors to be heard
'if you try to squelch me again, next time it will hurt worse. but not nearly as much, you see, because you will have shut it out. sooner or later you will numb me entirely, and the frozen
of me left will hit the ground, never to be moved again. and that will hurt the worst you see, because you won't feel a thing at all. to pain is to live, to agonize is part of love, part of the same beat that skips with delight at the thoughts of he
that loves you.
no promise comes without sacrifice.
give me up.'
and it is good. amen.