My fears kept me silent, my vulnerability too intense to reveal, and I wanted to tell you how much I needed you. Loved you. Wanted you. Now I’m here, in the aftermath of you, and all you were. I will forever regret not having enough bravery to show you that my walls were cracked and open, inviting you in with a door built only for you. But now it’s all too late.
© Sarah Doughty