Updated: Nov 19, 2019
heavy breathing in exhaustion.
i cant run from the root of true beauty.
i can't go searching only to miss the answer.
all my life i have wanted
through my very veins.
freedom being the only thing that escapes my lips
my feet wounded by the need to run,
and before it was away from something,
but now i see hope and my wounds cant hurt me anymore
because yours were much greater.
let me soak
the bareness of your feet.
those that have walked miles to love, to heal, to teach.
let me drench them
in all my finest perfume.
my tears mixed with a tender gratefulness and every coin i own.
none of me wants none of you.
you are holding your gaze when i see butterflies as more intriguing.
you watch me in steady waiting and i, your lowly servant girl,
but a whisper brings me back to you.
how deep you love me.
how kind your eyes approaching my heart
pierced and shredded
from self-afflicted darkness.
just the color of your eyes sends me to my knees in full retreat.
my heart becomes wrapped in
steel and silk
as you were wrapped in
you have resurrected
the beat of it and it's so loud now that I've realized it was
never alive before.
suddenly, i am everything i never knew i needed to be.
the longing for black and white, faded kisses
paired with rain and lust and endless emotion like a roller coaster, a facade,
is replaced with the
the truest love i have ever known.
it was you all along.
my soul is knit with how you love me.
crocheted into wholeness
each moment, a thread, purposeful in how you created me.
I am made for you.
you are more than a person who once walked this ground. who is the subject of every gospel message and the face on the afterlife pamphlets.
the moon at three am.
the sun in morning.
the pillow i rest in.
the smile on a bad day.
when i fail to remember this, my correction.
you are a simple handhold.
a dance with someone thought to be forgotten.
a laugh that makes bellies hurt.
you are the running,
the freedom escaping my lips.
the love inside of me.
you ARE the daring romance.
I have found the love I've always wanted.
jesus, the love I've always needed.