You are calm and quiet when you speak
and I feel like something small
cupped in your hands.
I watch your lips move and
wish that your mouth was closer.
I am built to feel deeply but
long ago deconstructed myself
into a compromised geography
with pieces spread in cardinal directions.
I want to surrender to you
my whole self
not because you have defeated me but
because there is a freedom in letting go.
Freedom to feel completely.
Freedom to feel complete.
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