Today I saw your face and I lost my breath a little but I didn’t collapse like I would have six months ago.
You ripped out my heart, and I apologized for getting blood on your shirt.
I won’t kiss you. It might get to be a habit and I can’t get rid of habits.
and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’