How you handle those moments of fragility,
My incremental doses of vulnerability.
Well, that’s what says it all, isn’t it …
It’s not so much an unwritten test
As it is a natural progression of events.
Join me in deepening our bond
Perusing through what bridges our humanity
And by design, the discovery is set in stone.
A discovery that attests to what keeps our tethers weaved.
Is each string born out of convenience –
– An illusion – built on nothing but circumstance.
Do we tread the same path because the alternative
Would mean trekking this world alone?
Don’t be quick to judge people that guard their hearts
Most have just wisened up to the idea that it isn’t everyone
Who has your best interests at heart.
– It’s when I open up – taking the risk to show you my heart,
That I get to see, just how deep our bond can be
Oh? – What’s that – oh, I’m just being sensitive? Right. Of course.
Apologies, I suppose my concerns are not valid then ….
I suppose I never thought myself bound to the narrative of Equilibrium
So – just to be clear – not only do you offer unsolicited advice
You proceed to tell me how best to circumvent
Something you have yet to experience.
“Apologies”, I say, it must be such an inconvenience
How I’m unable to laugh at your passive-aggressive jokes
“Apologies”, I say, “For not handling my emotions in such a ‘manly’ way”
After all, everyone knows,
The epitome of masculinity and emotional intelligence
Hinges on who can deliver the best robot impression.
My apologies, for pushing the veiled line marking my border
Allowing you to peer into my inner world,
Choosing to do so was certainly not a mistake – just a regret
A regret that brings about a timely revelation,
A timely revelation that assures I adjust our bond accordingly
Don’t scorn. Seriously, it’s not your fault,
How else would I have known not to be that vulnerable with you again?
– O.D. ©2019
Art by: Ardoric-Art