The “You Said” Collection
A set of three posts, reflecting vulnerability and healing after disconnection.
You Said . 1
You said your church was between my thighs
Dark blue bruises, evidence of the last time you went to worship
Dark blue bruises on a caramel canvas
Apply pressure to once more feel your lips
But these dark blue bruises brought no tears
Dark blue bruises remind me only of the love I miss
You Said . 2
You said you vacationed in my love
But what happens now, when the vacation is over
What does your heart feel?
Can it feel at all?
What happens now, our spirits intertwined
Permeated with stagnation
Do you, too, feel the dark pit
Confined by the clouded mind
What happens now?
The vacation is over.
You Said . 3
You said you were undeserving
And maybe you were right
As I found both comfort and insecurity
Between those white sheets.
Take a trip with me
Vacation with me
To your bed once again
Where it was dark and hot
And your dreams made you scream aloud,
Where I held you, I soothed you
Kissed your chest so you’d know I hadn’t left
So you’d know
I was always yours