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I am vulnerable.
Like a budding flower, I try to open myself up to you
but my petals are fragile
though you are harmless to me while shut up
when I am opened, I am exposed.
And you are just the wind
you do not know your force,
until all my petals and
my protection is gone.
I am afraid.
A child in the dark with a flickering candle.
But every touch of light belongs to you,
and in those moments where the light banishes the dark
I am brave.
I leap over the chasms that you carve into my heart
the rivers you trace over my skin
and though I drown in your lips
it is not air that I search for.
I am selfish.
Though I should try to protect you
my mind screams to be with you
steal you away
keep you even though...
Even though you may not be mine
I am lost.
I search for stable ground
but with you, there is no such thing
so as the ground disappears beneath us
and though we are vulnerable,
We fall together.
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