For those of us who can’t let it go,
fumbling over our words and apologies
we push and push and push.
For those of us who can’t turn off our watery eyes,
years of memories and residual insecurities
that maybe we aren’t all we’re cracked up to be
tearing ourselves down.
For those of us who feel we are too much,
casting our hopeful eyes down
and swallowing our words.
Do not be tainted by others.
is not a fault of yours.
It does not mean you are less.
Your words of adoration and love
fill him up,
But you are not toxic.
and don’t be crushed by the world.
It is both beautiful and cruel to feel so deeply.