Cultivation of the Heart

you can grow a love
high and healthy,
water it daily
from the blue in their eyes,
refresh it’s earth
memorizing every touch of skin,
nourish it constantly
each time you daydream,
pull it’s roots down deep
and tie knots around your heart.

but… if you keep it all hidden,
never expose your love
to the light of day,
and the blue eyes
are never even aware,
you condemn yourself
to watch it wither, dry up
and suffer the decay of loneliness.

so… though it may be hard
to pull back the shade,
to find the fortitude
to let in the light,
know that in the end
the only true way to grow a love
is in the vulnerable, beautiful,
exposed, illuminating rays of the sun.

Cultivation of the Heart

atelier

College Station, United States

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just learning from experience…and, for the record, i’m not as brave as i let on.

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