Can I Trust You? ~
Can I trust you?
Will you be there if I fall?
when I fall…
or when I stumble?
or leap for joy
will it be your arms waiting for my landing?
When I cannot believe that anything is salvageable
will you show me how to sift
to find and focus on the bits of gold in the gravel?
When I reach out nightblind and terrified
is it your hand I will find?
Or will your pretty words and eyes twinkle at me
only long enough to lay me down?
Are we walking in each others footsteps
our prints crossing
and weaving a braid in the sand
or do the marks show a brief encounter
a wink and a smile
a trace of a memory which started fading for you before it was over
but leaves me scorched and scored
Can I whisper to you and fear no condemnation?
Can you stand my midnight soul
the thoughts I cannot bear to name
or give a place to in the chapters I have lived
Can I trust…
will you be there…
will I find you when I reach out
will you let me be there to catch you also?