New Poem “Home”- Bridgette Burton

My face hasn’t formed a smile like this in a while.

So long that the first time you made me smile, it hurt to form it.
My stomach hasn’t felt butterflies like this in a while
They had long gone and made a habitation somewhere else
But as we began to talk more
One by one
They found their home
” I felt like you were home”
The words popped up on my screen
And you were right
It felt natural
It wasn’t rushed
It felt like home
Where I can be with you bare with no makeup and you stare at me and say I’m beautiful
Your stare
Makes me nervous
You see behind the mask I’ve crafted for the public
And the more we talk
The less I want to wear a mask
The more we talk
The less I want to hide behind my work and to do lists that occupy time so that I have less time to think about my wounds
The more we talk
The more I want to tear down these walls and give you access to the sacred
Vulnerability
The greatest risk the heart can take
But somehow you make it easy
I can’t say it’s love
It maybe too soon for that
I can’t say it’s love
I can only take this day by day
With each text, call and moment with you
I can’t say it’s love
But what I can say is that
I want to smile more
I want to feel the butterflies
I want to feel at home
3/12/15 BCB
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