When we love. Truly love,
our skin becomes thin.
A fine, tender membrane.
Sensitive, delicate.
That leaves us vulnerable.
Open to the blade and scour
of a harsh word
or thoughtless gesture.
Yet that same skin rebounds.
Strong in its flexibility.
Allows healing and repairs
the sore spots of wounds
unintentionally inflicted.

© 2018, Miki Byrne

One thought on “Sore Spots

  1. Harville Hendrix, in Getting the Love You Want, suggests that we are attracted to partners who, indeed, require us to heal our (old, family-of-origins) wounds—and that if both sides do, we arrive finally at Agape, “ideal” love.

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