I started crying and the sky started pouring in the darkness
I opened up my entire heart. I said, these are all the ways you trigger me.
I said, these are all the ways men have hurt me, have disappointed me. These are the ways I haven’t fully let people in, ever.
These are the secrets I haven’t told anyone.
These are all the reasons I am terrified of being loved by you. These are the reasons parts of me want to push you away.
As I closed my eyes and sobbed the hardest, lightening flashed and it rained harder.
He said, it never rains like this in Vancouver
My tears hit my hair and my bare breasts and I felt like I was the entire earth, crying
He held my eyes and said, these parts of you do not scare me. I love you more, now. Thank you for sharing your truth.
Thank you for sharing your truth
I wiped my tears and the rain slowed. The glow from the salt lamps filled the room. And we lay on our bellies, staring at the rain through the window