• I will not dwell inside myself
    And ache in silence for a forgiving touch from you
    But I approach you coy and callow
    Suspecting disappointment
    Anticipating change
    Feeble from the damage he caused
    I sometimes forget
    How many times I fought
    I am still weak but I am not the same person I used to be
    I will not dwell inside myself
    And deny myself the chance to feel
    The chance to rebuild
    And find shelter
    Between the empty spaces of your fingers
    Or the gap in which your lips part
    To take me in
    And savor me
    As I make myself a part of you
    Intimately, passionately, spiritually
    Unwinding my marred threads
    To be mended by your affection