“I felt like an intruder in your heart.
That was what it felt like
when you told me you loved me.”
I am driftwood. Bouncing between who I wanted to be, who I was, and who I was becoming. Always following a current that seemed to pull me in all different directions. I was never at the center. Never steady in one place. Just … drifting. And I suppose that’s why it was so jarring when I finally felt like the world stopped. Because that’s exactly what happened. I hit shore on a beautiful beach with white sand that led to dense trees and mountains beyond. I felt like an intruder, amongst so much beauty in your heart. But it seemed everything welcomed me with open arms. As if I belonged there all along. That was what it felt like when you told me you loved me. One minute I was seasick, and the next, I was safe on warm sand that enveloped me like your arms.
© Sarah Doughty
This is the peace
you bring to me.