RM (05-04-82 / Wichita, Kansas)

Trust

I want you, but can I trust you?
The things you say excite me,
but I’ve heard them said before:
sweet words dry up too soon,
replaced by shouts and threats.

I want you, but can I trust you?
The way we touch excites me,
but I’ve known that touch before:
caresses stop too soon,
fingers curl into fists.

I want you, but can I trust you?
The love you give excites me.
What is this love
that accepts me for who I am,
that allows me to grow,
to blossom,
to be me,
without fear,
without pressure,
without limits?
Is this real love at last,
or are you a fantasy,
a better liar than the others?

I am so sore, so scarred, so scared.
Be gentle with me.
One day I may learn to trust you.
For now, you’ll have to trust for both of us.
But I want you.

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Comments (2)

I'm so glad you put some poems on here! ! I've been a big fan of yours since you were that young girl in foster care. Keep writing! ! I know you have a huge talent and can do anything you put your mind and heart into. Much love! ! ~Tana
My sentimenst exactly Good work. Jan