Let Me


I am only here for your eyes.

I can only feel in your head.


I am not comfortable enough in this skin yet,

let me try on yours.


Let me love you like I should love myself after this many years,

pull me back when I can’t stop wanting,

hold me in a death grip when I can’t choose

so I don’t have to walk either way.


Give me a lens to see arrows like armor,

they can’t pin me to walls just with glances anymore.


Let me see fireworks here, a home,

stop me from

holding myself in hellfire

and dropping heaven at your feet.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 3/3/17

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"...arrows like armor..."

Sometimes a line jumps out of a poem and throws you to the ground and holds you captive - this was one of those :D