is a word I have to use
because I have not known
nervousness and confidence in one
constantly thinking and doing for you because you are who you are.
showing you that you’re who you never thought you could be again
Now I see someone wanting to prop me up
putting salve on my burns
and bandaging my cuts
cleaning me up
and loving me in the dark
where the nightmares are,
or where they once were
She holds me like a specimen
that needs to be a diamond
a piece that used to be coal
but she sees the shine that wasn’t there.
and she applies beautiful pressure
peace, passion, and patience all in one
she sees the shine.
and she brought it back.