Solitude is comfort.
Sitting inside my heart, knowing it is just me to look out for,
has a level of safety, of solace,
I know my requirements and tend to them endlessly.
But now there’s you.
You have a space carved out inside my heart,
with flashes of your strong hands and soft eyes,
every squeal of joy,
the tightness in my cheeks,
our supple hearts fleshed as one.
But it’s not just me anymore.
Many years of solitude have made rusted the spaces in my heart meant for another.
I am habitually engulfed in a sense of seclusion.
And for a moment I believe again that it is just me,
as it always has been.
And then you press against my hearts’ walls,
your presence juiced into my veins,
coating every corner,
and I remember you are here.
In all your gentle glory,
inside my head and by my side and in my heart,
It isn’t just me anymore.
And what an honour it is that it’s you.