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coming out

I hear your call

but might not heed it

coming out of my shell

is sometimes too much to ask

I like the freedom to retreat

into its sanctuary

into rest

pause and stillness

laziness of thought and action

into the shelter of quietness

when I join you

you get my presence, honesty,

immediacy of thought and feeling

my vulnerability and attention

you get me outside of hiding

naked, undefended

and open hearted

and in between our encounters

I have a need to recuperate

and withdraw into my shell

quietly and undramatic

maybe, one day

I will make my home wherever I am

letting go of my hard shell

maybe, one day

we can be at home with each other

Wolfgang Lee moving from the heart, musings

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