Narrowly Avoiding Love

you say it’s fine

you say i am beautiful

but light doesn’t stay the same

and darkness can’t say my name

and it will always be her

 

no arms could allow this space

and how could i ever escape

what you did or what i’ve done

narrowly avoiding love

we’re always

narrowly avoiding love

 

it’s misguided trust

it’s an unwanted muse

it’s all too much

it’s leftover abuse

and we dissassociate from who we were

and try to become who we want to be

but i see it still hurt

and know we’re not free

 

some nights are better than this

and some words are kind

but it’s about what you’ve missed

when you were blind

no arms could allow this space

and how could i ever escape

what you did or what i’ve done

narrowly avoiding love

we’re always

narrowly avoiding love

narrowly avoiding love

narrowly avoiding some

scrap of what we’re starving for

 

 

what if love

did capture us?

and what if it’s just

the fear of such

unscarring life?

 

what if love could make you

braver not weaker?

softer and deeper?

 

what if love

wonders who you are too?

and constantly calls to you through

what you’ve been avoiding –

a quiet, simple recording

of that unimaginable sound

that’s both alive and found

an open heart that beats

and of it’s own accord speaks:


“all that i have wanted to become

is who and what i run from 

i just didn’t want to be reminded

that if i am ever blinded

it’s because i am so bright that they call me sun

and i am the light that i see in everyone”

 

“i’ll never not be someone

i’m trying hard not to be

and while i’m narrowly avoiding love

the only thing i escape is me

and i tell myself it’s better to be alone

than to let my heart rule my mind

but somedays i’ll wish i’d known

that love is all you ever find”
~ Rebecca Elizabeth Anne

 



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