Remaining Vulnerable

I don't have a lock on my heart,
To stop it from love.
Nor have I installed a wall,
To prevent my emotions...
From them to be seen.
Denying the obvious to me is obscene.

Remaining vulnerable doesn't mean,
All of my life learned experiences...
Have been comfortable without obstacles.
I have chosen to stay on a path with focus.
To invite new adventures.
And not fear them to pass or go unnoticed.

I have love and prepare to share it shown.
I am also aware of my boundaries known.
To not have them repeatedly tested,
By anyone who 'assumes' to perceive...
I am in need of a lesson they can teach,
With it to discover who leaves to be taught.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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