Tender Love

Jun 22, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor



 

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it must’ve been so arduous

you told me

 

in the moment

you saw my body 

as I was disrobing

 

the mass

I’d developed

on my shoulders

from those years

 

like a farmer

bathed in perspiration

I’d carried my love

out of devotion

 

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Didn’t I close that door

thus I never

let you be here

in this room.

 

ghosts and phamtoms

you’d sent at my door

uninvited for so long

 

but your words

touched

my soul

 

reminded me

of the origin of

my tender love

and the trust

I held for you

 

the light

seeping through

a narrow gap

and cracks of the gate

 

touched

my being

 

that was love

re-embarked on

my journey for

forgiveness

and reconciliation

 

yearning to

return

 

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