June 2, 2015

In your Arms. {Poem}


You hold me tight, but not too tight

And I melt

Like sea salt caramel

Into your arms.


And I know I’m not supposed to say this


You hold me together.

Your arms

Like strings of glue

Fasten my messy broken pieces back into place

And I feel whole, just for a moment.


Because as much as I try to convince myself otherwise

The raw truth is

I’m not whole on my own.

I need you.


Those things are the scariest to say

And my restless heart fills with worries

About giving her roaring wildness away.

But, she also says

It’s okay to need

It’s okay to want

It;s okay to feel

It’s okay to love deeply, madly, ferociously.


And here in your arms

I feel safe.

Your chest is like a tent from the pouring rain

Your collarbone, a flashlight.

With gentle fingers, you help me navigate the darkness

And your help, it humbles me.


In your arms

I shake

Slowly giving myself over to your embrace.

I find new strength

A strange kind of courage.

Surrendering fully to your heartbeat

I find myself in a different way.

I find myself vulnerable


And brave

In your arms.


Relephant read:

Calling All Wild Hearts: Crank up this Song & Soar.


Author: Sarah Harvey

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: Flickr

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