jump

nothing terrifies me more
than sheer honesty
utter vulnerability
my soul is scared to be naked in front of you
my heart is scared of the commitment it longs for
some words can never be taken back

i’ve heard that love feels like falling
free falling is exhilarating, breathtaking, it is absolutely dangerous
what if no one catches you at the bottom?
and so i tiptoe away from the edge
you look at me,
i close my mouth, shake my head, and laugh
the scars from my last fall have not healed yet

people cannot hurt you
if you don’t allow them to.

little do i know,
you are battling your own scars
little do i know,
the words i long to say
have been on the tip of your tongue for the last two weeks
little do i know,
you are standing at the edge of the precipice
about to fall-
but the look in my eyes holds you back.

people cannot love you
if you don’t allow them to.

please catch me.

-a.j.

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