Corners

I used to crouch in the dark

as if no one could see the light

trapped in my eyes

 

if I stayed down

no one would know

who put me there

 

when I finally saw you

when I really saw you

I realized I didn’t want to

back you into a corner

like she did to me

 

I wanted to bleed out

in vibrant, sunset red so you could see

how beautiful I could be

 

I am always scared

I keep pace with mice in cupboards

and blush when the sun steals glances

because I went without it

for so many years

 

yet here you are

in a room without blinds

and a house without corners

 

01-28-19

 

 

 

 

 

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