I want to say “I love you”
Saying it out loud means I could let the hurt back in.
I don’t know if I’d survive another heartbreak
I’m willing to risk it all if you’re willing to love me whole.
That’s not something we can guarantee
In the moments when I feel safest with you,
I’ll whisper those three words.
Because maybe if I say them softly the recoil won’t hurt as much as my fears say they will.
My soul wants peace and my heart wants a Sunday kind of love
my mind doesn’t think I can have both.
My body doesn’t know a peaceful love
It deserves to.
I want to say “I love you” and there be no exception.