On becoming tough

when you love someone
and spend all your life
loving, teaching, and
nurturing them
you are so vulnerable
to them hurting you
unintentional wounds
by them that they
fail to understand
the wound should be
no more than a grain
of sand in your shoe
but it feels like a
a stick through
your teary eye
and all you can
do is to sit there
and forever cry

Maybe to not hurt
I have to develop
a very tough shell
and learn not to
care so much
then my heart
won’t hurt if
my armor they
can’t touch

On becoming tough

mltrue

Selma, United States

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