Protection

Once you visited me in a dream

and you embraced me

with your arms

and with your eyes

and I felt your face

pressed on my face

your heart beating with my heart

as our bosoms and our fleshes caressed

And that day, that night

in that moment of timelessness

you made me a solemn promise

one of true love

and unconditional acceptance

and deep understanding

you swore to protect me

and prevent anyone from hurting me

the more vulnerable I got

And I promised you

I’d open up entirely to you

I’d lay my naked heart

between your gentle hands

and trust you whatever you decided to do with me

Today, tonight

we are coming closer and closer

from fulfilling this old promise

me, of being transparent in my love for you

you, of growing all around me

and cherishing me

like no one ever could