Flesh and bones❤️
I want someone to take a look
at what's inside me,
Something that's beyond skin and bones,
To pry into the deepest parts of me,
Tear out all the impediments in the way,
Until there's no more to go, nothing to hide.
And then caress my bruised soul,
That I've so willing laid before his eyes.
I don't want to squirm beneath
His scrutinized eyes, rather I want to be
Soothed by his gentle touch, and reassuring gaze.
I've been judged all my life, for things that
I'm not liable for, by people who see
Nothing beyond my superficial front.
They don't see me for who I am,
Rather they tattle about what I am not.
And for once, I want to escape into the outer vastness of the universe, like stardust
Smeared in the night sky.