A reflex to self-preserve

“Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.”

My instinct to self-preserve
Overrides my vulnerability,
A reflex parallel
Now to the norms of society.

If openness was received as it is,
An adoration of beauty
A desire to connect truly
And not a shrapnel of weakness
to be targeted,
I’d open my heart
To simply let you walk in.
But there’s no escaping
This need to be guarded,
A reality reciprocated.

I sit behind this moat
Archers aiming and ready
To immediately impale any
That tries to walk in
And disrupt my harmony.

Still…
I remain optimistic,
Guarded but welcoming.
The gems of love stockpiles
In the belly of my treasury
Waiting to be emptied.

So I’ll try my best,
I promise I will.
To fight my reflexes
And try to let you further in,
Past the surface
Into the deep end.
Just respect the flow of the stream
And there will be pooled clouds
For you to swim.

 

0 Shares:
You May Also Like
Iced
Read More

Iced

I believe I Must…      I see no other way, than to turn it in, So that i can…
My favorite poison
Read More

My Favorite Poison

Fulfilling its cravings. Even though our trips to the moon always ends in fuck you. The truth is you're my favorite poison.
Read More

Pain

Daily she seduces me,welcoming me back to her cold embrace.Void of comfort,But laden with inspiration like a fertilized…
Halls of hallucinations, Soulcraze poetry
Read More

Halls of hallucinations

Stuck in a loop of hallucinations that I helped to create, each door I use to try to escape is an entry right back in.