I know by now not to go by first impressions.
My hearts compass however has frequently directed my attention unconsciously to the presence of another.
It can only take the briefest of eye contact and a fierce flame of attraction erupts within me.
In that simple glance I know you.
You are :
– Hiding deep emotional scars wrought on you in your youth
– Desperately in need of closeness and an unequivocal love
– A raging passion for becoming physically and emotionally lost in the soul of another
– Seeking someone with whom to live your life so intensely that all that will remain in the end are intermingled embers and ashes of two souls. One indistinguishable from another.
Your wounds are deep and irrevocable.
You seek to soothe them in the balm of another’s unconditional love, no more, no less.
That love will ease the pain and the feelings of emptiness within you.
But I know the cost.
I would myself become lost within you.
I would truly feel and share your emotional burden.
I would give my all to vanquish any past, present and future sorrows.
I would be your knight in immaculate armour.
But I know that I would be paying the ultimate sacrifice of losing my heart and soul.
And for all that I am, I could never truly heal your past hurts.
Yet I see within you an incandescent beauty.
A youthfulness retained.
An energetic vibrancy for life.
An ocean of love with which to impart.
A single mindedness and uniqueness found rarely in another.
I can still love you but you can never know.