Poetry

Flaws And All

“I was too scared to love you.
But that’s the thing. I already did.”

And this is how the story goes. It always begins the same way. I drift off to sleep and I find I’m reliving all those mistakes. The ones that pushed you away. The ones that led me further away from where my heart wanted to be. Perhaps I was too scared to allow myself to be so vulnerable for loving you. But that’s the thing. I already loved you. With everything I was. Yet I denied it with every breath I took. And I thought, maybe, if I held you at arm’s length, that maybe you’d give up and move on. But you never did. I could see the hurt in your eyes, with every attempt to drive you away. By some luck of fate, you didn’t give up on me. You waited until I needed you. You waited until I couldn’t deny what I felt any longer. I felt like the luckiest person in the world when you opened your arms and accepted me. Flaws and all.

© Sarah Doughty

So please, don’t ever stop
reminding me that
you’re here to stay.

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