I didn’t want to be what I was
blind to the pain inside myself
inside the whole
desperate for an explanation that would set me free without having to go there
I didn’t want to be on your social media
I didn’t want to try to sell you anything
I didn’t want your judgement or your darkness
I just wanted to be
And I just wanted you to be you
And I just wanted us to forget all about what we did wrong
And instead hold each other,
peacefully entwined in one another’s arms.
First published on Elephant Journal.