When the asking is over

And solitude is decided

By you, others or the universe

What remains is pure


Pursed lips on sweet wine

Thoughts all your own

“Come see me” say you to the darkness

“Come and get me if you dare”

For I know you

Better than you know yourself

Better than anyone knows

And you do not scare me anymore

Your solitude does not scare me

Your self doubt does not scare me

Your promises that I am not extraordinary but just mundane and not deserving of self love does not scare me

I have treaded these waters before

I have shed the floaties and life preserver you made me once think I needed

My training wheels have long been rusting somewhere in the back of my mind

I am here … undeniably yours to challenge

Come and get me

I have fire

What say you?