I wanted you to be my knight in shining armor

Scooping me up, whispering, “it’ll be okay.”

Cupping my face and kissing me

Until stars shone in my eyes


I wanted your heart to join mine

In this endless wake of today




You reach and I sense you

I see you reflected in the moon

I know you’re there

but you’re not here


I’ve wept

I’ve lamented

I’ve shut my heart saying no more…

Until it split open


So I crafted my own armor

From broken-hearted shards

And picked myself up

Letting the sun kiss my face


I rewrote my story




Until stars shone in my soul

Glowing whole

Whispering, “it’ll be okay.”