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

References

I had to chuckle at myself this morning.
Sometimes I come up with stuff that totally amuses me.
Maybe not anyone else but that it does me.
Twice off today friends have been feeling down/not quite sure what was going on.
Both friends are far off from me.
And with Covid were I to attempt this it would have to be done stealthily.
Looking around corners.
Making sure the Covid police are not coming.
Than and only than can I do this action.
Come here.
I know you are feeling sad.
Let me…..hug you.
I give awesome hugs.
I envelope a person in my arms and I talk to them.
And suddenly I am about three times my usual size and they are tiny.
And I make it better for a short time period.
So there you have it.
My clandestine activity.
Carried out under the cover of darkness.
Bear hugs.
Don’t believe me?
I can get you references. 
©Feb. 24/21
Picture found on Pinterest