The year I fell in love with you
was the same year I learned
that nothing and no one belongs to me.
My instinct was to pull my heart back
safely into my own chest
But I have never felt beautiful
wearing a dress threaded with fear.
Never once felt safe
keeping a careful and whispered soul.
I release you
over and over again
into your own
bright and beautiful life.
So that when you come back
each and every day
it is because you are full
and you are