Starting over, starting again
Letting the words flow, not pushing
Not forcing, for it’s been too long
I have left the pages blank
Ripping them up in my heart
Papercuts make me bleed
From the words left unwritten
To heal, I must write
I must open myself up to what needs to be said
Get the words out there, out of my head
Keeping them at a distance with rhyme
Not this time.
Protecting myself from what?
Why am I afraid of the words?
The words tell me the truth
That’s written on my heart
Slowing down and listening
Patiently letting them come
Reading between the lines
Knowing all will be revealed in time