Don't keep me at arms length, poetry from Paris!
Don’t wonder if I will be true
or try to second guess your fear
Instead pull up a chair and sit beside me
No one has any idea when the cock will crow
No one has any idea who you really are
or even who they are for that matter
So what are we waiting for?
There isn’t a better time than now
Only yesterday many hearts broke open
We are lucky when one of them isn’t ours
or are we? One broken heart leads to a healed heart later
so why stay away and wonder what will happen?
Don’t keep me at arms length
Draw me near in fearless intimacy
and notice the fragile lines around my eyes
are from smiling crying and open mouthed laughing
We have all had days of feeling unwanted and
alone but we don’t have to live there
Live in the wide open heart spaces
where nothing and everything can happen
There is nothing and everything to lose
unless we choose to be the Beloved
then there is everything to gain
and to become one with.
Even and especially when we are alone
Then the arms of the world embrace us
and we are no longer alone because we choose.
Then everything belongs to us.
We belong to everything
Some days I don’t understand what this means
But today I do, so come closer
and tell me everything, because I want to know.