Tiptoe gently through the dark recesses of my mind,
As you have done in the past you are doing now.
Today you let me through some of your barriers.
Woven tightly but as fragile as cobwebs.
Easily broken with a flick of the wrist.
Encouraged I almost shared some of the darkness in my world.
But the words stuck on the end of my tongue like a bittersweet taste.
Bitter in the way that it was so hard to share.
Sweet would have been the release I would have felt.
As you shared your deepest thoughts and desires,
I felt your apprehension as you looked at me.
Almost daring me to tell you to leave my life.
Telling me everything in such a fashion that was so final.
Like you were never to set eyes on me ever again.
I met your gaze as your eyes blinked like a camera shutter,
Freeze framing me in your mind.
I really wanted to share with you.
But all my words died on my lips.
I reflected as your words cascaded over me,
Somewhat lukewarm, soothing but not entirely comfortable.
Soothing that I could finally begin to put together the puzzle that was you.