slowly

slowly,
you will forget
the reflex to build
an emotional fortress
& expect the worst.
you won’t need
to brace yourself
for glaring signs
pushing you to escape.
you won’t miss
the nagging self-doubt
that disappears in time.
you will discover
why countless poems
are written about love.

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2 thoughts on “slowly

  1. I love the tone of this poem, Samantha, the powerful voice of the narrator, and the message the words convey with their assurance that it’s worth letting down one’s defenses to allow the right person inside.

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