Arm’s length

 

I will keep you
at arm’s length
in the hope that I can
    someday
pull you in closer

I will sew a zipper
    into my lips
so that I hold back
    the wrong words
    floating confessions

And I will most certainly
bury my feet in cement
    so that I stay grounded
    float away no more
    until one day you pull me up
    through gravity

6 Comments on “Arm’s length

    1. It’s a catch-22 though, if you stay at arms length then you will never be close enough. If you open yourself up and are not at arm’s length then you risk not having reciprocation, leaving yourself exposed…

      Faith…Love…you know how it goes

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