I turn from you
There is no anger
You do not show me how you love me under sheets or with your mouth
You show me tenderness-- softness like petals
You make me feel safe. I am not driven towards self-destructiveness or self-loathing.
But towards self-love
I grow and flourish
You nurture me
You water me
I am the flowers, the trees, the grass, the bees, the nectar
You are the Sun and You are the Earth
I have forgotten anger, abuse, hate, absence, guilt, sadness, and shame
I will forever remember the warmth radiating from your heart
Oh the gentleness.