I gave you all that pain allowed,
wiped every tear and thusly vowed
to keep my tender heart confined,
the unseen chains that I designed
were all that would embrace me,
enfold, protect, encase me.
And yet, somewhere within this cell
there lies the deepest, hopeful well
of adoration, inclination,
burning, churning, yearning-
that you find me and remind me
how it feels to feel again.
CKP copyright words and image 2018