some people change when they enter a relationship, I call those people pathetic.
It’s weird to let yourself unravel in front of someone,
To watch the deep dark secrets you spent summers burying under the floorboards while everyone danced in the sun come flickering out,
To feel so small and crumpled like old leaves that even the wind refused to take,
To watch them stay,
Untie the noose,
iron the wrinkles from your worn frame,
and kiss you,
after the third cup of coffee,
after the onion and garlic pizza,
after the anxiety attack in the mall on Black Friday when you forgot how to breathe.
Until the voices lurk back to their dungeon,
the flowers bloom inside of the battlefield you once mistook for a heart,
Until you are all I see.