This poem is about opening yourself up for love. Do you ever resist making eye contact with another person for fear of making a connection? Do you resist commitment?
This poem is about the internal struggle of whether to let down your walls and open yourself up to potential heartache or not.
Your Heart Opens
You tell me to come closer and
Yet my heart desires distance. My
Mental walls nearly lower completely as
Your heart opens to my face.
You see my smile and
I realize my top teeth show, although I
Do not recall telling my face to
I fear the bite from a crush that may
Turn stale like the old bread he fed me.
You turn to me with hope and
I look around for the butterfly net that
Might show up and catch me in it –
My wings are still growing and
You are still smiling at me.
©2013 Christy Birmingham