Leaves

               I

 

You leave a part of you

Behind

On every broad shoulder

The light of an eye

A semblance of a smile

 

You gave yourself

Because you couldn’t help it

You needed to

Feel, he was worth

The risk

 

Pieces of the person you could have been

Left behind

With men

Who got the better of you

The best of you

 

Was it worth it

To feel, to give

So much

And be broken, in two

More fool you

 

               II

 

Leave a part of yourself

In a pair of strong hands

A crinkle of an eye

The warmth of his smile

Pleased, to see you

 

Give a part of yourself

Because you should

Soften

Trust

Feel

 

Pieces of the person you will be

Kept safe

In the hands

Of men

With kind hearts

 

Leave yourself

In their care

Believe

In the idea

That you are someone worth loving

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