I look at you
through eyes
that see only love
I could look at you
for hours
connecting my heart
to yours
if it helped you remember
you are not the wounds
your identity has
cloaked you in
if it helped you shed
the layers of fear, of pain
that cover your heart
if my looking
helped you find
the forgiveness to clear your shame
I would never stop.

©Juliet Rains