You Held Me

at my lowest

most vulnerable

ugliest moment

you picked me up

 

when I was naked

shaking with terror

wrapped with shame

you held me close

 

when all others would have abandoned me in that pit of jagged rocks

you carried me out

you kept my burdens as your own

 

my soul can dance

with incandescent freedom

unshackled

at my lowest

most vulnerable

ugliest moment

you picked me up

 

Illuminating Love

You are the harsh light of the sun

broken by prisms,

cascading into a thousand fractured rainbows

across my soul.

You illuminate all that I am

in the soft glow of translucent color.

Could I stand to search the deepest

shadows of my heart without that loving glow?

No!

And so,

Alight on me with you dream like love.

Show me all that I am, in your eyes.

And, perhaps, I will see myself as you do,

and be happy.