Untitled Relationship Poem #10

Caught
pleasant slumber
twixt
night’s deep sleep
day’s gentle arising
sun cresting
hand reaching
fingers entwining.
Pulled closer
tuck head
curl in tight
listening
gentle rhythm of heart beat
ringing in ear
do you know
how much I treasure
how much I need
this warmth
this care?
I need no one
words spoken
independence;
my truth
my way
my reality.
Time will come
when a hand in mine
arms around
will not be remiss.
A remembrance
alone I am not
there is love
there is warmth
there is support
always here.
Vulnerability
not my natural state
learning I am
not everyone will abuse
the gentleness
the sweetness
that still exists
deep within.
©May 13/21
Picture is my own

Why Care?

Heart on Sleeve
Tears in Eyes
Rain
Thunder Overhead
Lightening Streaks
Crack
Boom
Just like myself
falling away
falling down
lost in the rabbit hole
afraid
knew that this would happen
pull knees close
head down
see not the pain
the fear
that fills these eyes
go away
like you promised never to do
leave me behind
broken
yet again
for foolishly believing
that we would always be friends.
I am closed.
I am reserved.
There are reasons that it takes me so long
to warm up
open up
to let you deep within
for everyone leaves me
even when they whisper promises
promises that they won’t
promises that forever they will hold my hand
they will always be
there…..
I love wholeheartedly.
I have no middle ground.
When I open up
When I let you in
When I lay bare my soul before you
it is because I believe(d)
those tender words
that you would be different
that you would never leave.
©April 26/21
Picture is my own