I’d love to meet you.
But I don’t want to meet you where you’re at.
If where you’re at
Is someplace I used to live.
If where you’re at is in your head,
I live in the heart now.
We can meet there.
I don’t want to meet you in safe spaces,
Or in the pages of a book you’ve read
About what it means to love.
Instead, I’ll meet you in the swirling abyss
The one that may suck you up,
And turn you upside down.
I won’t meet you in the words,
I’ll meet you in the silence.
I’ll meet you in the real terror of the unknown.
But I won’t meet you in a dark cave,
Where you hide in the shadows
Of “what could go wrong.”
I’ll wait at the opening, I’ll stand outside.
But not forever,
Because I don’t live there anymore.
No, I won’t meet you where you’re at.
I’ll meet you in the light.
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Author: Jennifer Monet
Volunteer Editor: Kim Haas / Editor: Emily Bartran
Photo: Author’s Own
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