Image: – Araki Photograph Studio
I know you are there
The door, solid iron,
Impenetrable, firmly shut, locked
To keep out the undesirables
Including me, I have come to realise.
It’s all about protection, isn’t it?
For I know that beyond your self imposed security
There lies a world yet to be discovered and explored.
I understand the pain that has led you to this place
Blocking everything out
Even your loved ones.
For just a few fleeting seconds I glimpsed
Your world, the colour, the excitement,
The beauty and the freedom.
As precious as it is, you guard it diligently
And who could blame you
Apart from the reality of shielding you
From the prying eyes of those struggling
To know you
In offering you a love you deserve.