That gaze lightened my heaviness.
Those eyes told me I was safe.
Tender forcefulness reached in
and unearthed me from
the hardened layers of
You found out who I was
and loved me anyway.
Years of destruction erased.
You easily removed all the layers of my shame.
I felt unafraid in your embrace.
My hard callouses protected me,
you smoothed them out with your touch.
My bleeding open wounds
stitched up by your love.
I was healing.
I became sane.
Originally posted 7/31/2018 on I Write Her.