To open up, to love again
to cast away the worn-out pain
of yesterday; of grief and loss
to let a smile steal across

the face, so often serious
a mask of age-old weariness…
Vulnerable, to trust once more
opening a long-locked door

within the heart, the soul, the mind
to tread the path that often winds
around the love that we all seek
to open up and finally speak

of needs and wants and dreams inspired
as spark becomes the heated fire
melting walls that stood too long
showing us that we belong

among the living, loving throng
within we find heart beating strong
when, opening, we love again
and find the source within…

? Michaelette ?

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