Hiding under my brim I peer out at the world
Guarded and isolated, wondering if I should let anyone in
I’ve build up these walls
That I abandon and run scared from,
any time someone gets too close
The walls were built from needing protection,
not wanting to be hurt any more
Yet I find as soon as my pen hits the page,
my soul is bared anyway.
But I get to choose to share those words
Or leave them locked up for no one to see
Cautious and concerned,
I contemplate life alone
And realize it’s much easier to take off my brim,
and not  hide any more
For the chance to love anyone is worth the risk
And better than letting your heart grow cold,
and shriveled up and alone

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