I am not afraid to ask youwhat kind of space do you have in your heart

I am not afraid to ask you

is this a moment

or is this a moment worth keeping

I am not afraid to tell you what my weaknesses in love are

I am not afraid to tell you

what my fears are

being left

I say

over French toast

from your dad

you reply

that makes sense

and then you walk across the table

and sit beside me

and say

can we get this over with now?

and you kiss me

At 9:30 am

and I blush deep red

and then our breakfast comes

and you call Sara by her name

and sit across from me

and we return to talking about fears in love

for you have them too

and when somebody shows me their heart

I only love them deeper

And in this moment I am not afraid to like you first

I am not afraid to be away from you

for I know if you the space makes it go away

you were not for me

and I was not for you

so let’s dance

or kiss

or play

and let’s talk about kids

and marriage

and where we would buy a house if we are still together in a year

and maybe it’s silly

after knowing each other for 48 hours

or maybe it will turn into the greatest love story we’ll ever have

I don’t know

but I do know that when you sit in my body as a feeling

I do not feel afraid

there is no need for protection

or questions

or control

or knowing

or figuring

there is just time for being and feeling

and you feel like golden rays of sunshine

breaking through a sky that has seen 20 days of rain.

Janne Robinson