You see, I fall in love with hearts
Hearts of men
Hearts of women
Hearts of children
When interacting with someone that is so inside out
Heart on the sleeve
Not hidden or shelled in
It is so compelling, that my heart steps out to greet them.
Smile with them and takes them into my heart as my own.
Often times people can’t handle the exposure.
Hearts begin to calcify
Scared of being so soft
Slowly beating and retreating
This is when I hurt
This is when there is a loss
Of true companionship
This is when there is a sadness
It becomes challenging to see the humane human potential that once existed.
Sad that we have to hide behind false pretenses and retreat to being singular human beings.
Trying to share a connection
Trying to share an environment
Trying, Trying, Trying.
Doing requires connecting, talking, trusting and loving.
So my love stays one sided and distant
But continuing to love the pure true heart
Seeing past the pain
Seeing past most actions
I try to leave my heart out
Every now and then retreating
Only to come out again
Hopefully and not regretfully