So Thick Your Fear

Run me ragged and drag

me through the gate

and lock me up, order

me to stay

the way I am

even while this tightness

makes my chest expand

I try to tell you

that I need to be trusted

but you can’t hear me so thick

is your fear

that it cuts off our love.

With all my soul

I will myself

to understand

but my anger rises

like a tide that will sweep

me away from you. I tried

to tell you that I needed freedom

and you locked me up and lost

the key to our love

in your lack of faith,

and I change

the way that you said I would,

but if you had stayed close to my heart

we could have grown together

instead I grow alone,

I grow apart,

until I am gone.