August 21, 2018

I lingered out of reach, hidden deep within myself,
Careful not to share too much, lest I be exposed.
You danced nearby, matched my steps,
Risked yourself, inviting me to trust.

A smile, a laugh, a wink…

A touch.

Suddenly I was in your arms,
I whispered secrets, you held me tighter,
And you said, “Here I am.”

My body is sore while my heart soars.