dark places, quiet spaces you know them all for you were there when i fell when i ignored the call my heart’s warning to stand back and keep my doors closed you were simply too real for me your words, your voice left me exposed to the many lies i kept hidden the stories i kept believing in yet you knew one day i’d unfold every secret i held onto finally revealed no stone unturned, nothing concealed dark places, my quiet spaces thank you for staying till i healed
after we play, don’t look into my eyes for you’ll find someone who’s fallen for you every wall she’s built broken, every lie and every disguise unmanned, unravelled, her heart split in two she’s all softness now, lost in the dreams you drew
instead fix your tie, comb your beard we both know you’ve got somewhere else to go give me time to pull myself together, my emotions secured from every single yearning you will never know until the next time we come together and the moment i watch you go
do you remember the first time you were called annoying? how your breath stopped short in your chest the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue? your eyes never left the floor that day. you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,” apologies littering every other sentence, words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years. i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious. all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard for 3 minutes for 10 minutes for 2 hours forever.
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, y our heart; mostly because they can’t handle their own. but you will never be and have never been “too much.”