Don’t be afraid of this love.
you don’t have to be afraid of this love.
You don’t have to worry about this smile. There is no homework to do because there is no hard lesson you will be forced to learn.
You don’t have to keep that guard up,
making sure your heart is always out of reach.
You don’t have to be a colder version of yourself, hoping that you will warm up to me.
My heart walks on eggshells as well when it sees the possibility of love with someone.
It becomes anxious to climb out of the uncertainty and catch a glimpse of what is going to be.
I’ve been you before,
I’ve been through some things before.
I am trying to actually complete this journey that I’ve been on already.
But I want one that never ends,
one where I don’t have to wear a mask that keeps my loving soul in the shadows.
You don’t have to be afraid,
I have no tricks up my sleeves.
I’m just trying to love someone who’s been looking for the love I’ve been looking for.
Artwork by Giulia J Rosa