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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

Side-by-side

Soul-to-soul

 

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

Word-by-word

Day-by-day

 

Until stars shone in my soul

Glowing whole

Whispering, “it’ll be okay.”