When we first met I found myself engaged
In resistance, conjuring flaws where none
Existed, wishing you would disappear
Like a puff of smoke in a crazy wind.
I avoided contact, conversation
And caring, for I had intuited
That you would bring seismic change to my life,
Wrenching my soul from its weak foundation.
Clinging to hope that you would choose safety,
You chose to risk all you were, all you are,
For someone struggling to earn the freedom
To live every dream and fantasy.
Resistance crushed, I surrendered willingly
To the warm permission to be myself.