A Date With You, Dear Reader (Part 1)
A Date With You, Dear Reader (Part 2)
It gets more and more personal with content and delivery in this series. If I’m to do anything right in 2018, it’s to be as open as possible; when possible. No better person to start that trend with, than you.
Seething, she voiced her disagreement
With the entirety, of my character
“You don’t show any emotion; any pain”
It’s more to do with being vulnerable I’d say;
Comfortable, she is, with knowledge of her
Partner’s state of mind.
Nothing wrong with that,
I’m just an island, wishing to merge with yours
Albeit with a puddle separating us
I don’t need you, nor do you need me, to be you.
So, what does she deem
As the best way to better understand me?
Other than willingly poking at me,
With that molten iron rod,
I may be over-thinking things but…
That would naturally cause pain, right?
I haven’t been in love for so long,
“Perhaps that’s how you’re now meant to show it”, I thought,
Inflicting pain to better gauge your lover’s functions
“You don’t show any emotion; any pain” her words echoed,
Learning it was deliberate seared the actual damage;
The way I see the world is rather simple,
Hard to look at someone the same way
When they would willingly do to you
What you would never dream of doing to them.
That thing I said about a puddle separating us,
You’d best believe I re-assessed and raised anchor
With people like that, I leave no puddle
I instead make room
For the placement of an entire ocean.
– O.D. ©2018
Art by: ryky