WHEN DAMAGED PEOPLE LOVE AGAIN
They have one eye on the door,
One foot on the floor,
Ready to run.
They know, from experience, how something that should be good, that should be sweet and true – can turn into hell right in front of you.
So they stay stiff-backed and they hold in words and they hold in feelings and kisses and joy.
They are ready to run in the blink of an eye.
They are sharing only a very safe part of themselves, the rest stays hidden behind a wall.
When damaged people love again, they will not give their all.
For someone already took a part away.
How do you love a damaged soul like that?
You hold them so tight, so very very tight, that all their broken pieces come back together again.
And you never demand the whole of them, for that, they cannot give you.