Woman Leaning | Poem

Can I trust myself to let go?

The girl in the mirror reflection says no.

Can I peel back the scars and tear at wounds of yesterday

and know that this time it will be alright.

You see, I can’t blame them, I must blame me,

cause I allowed this heartache to be.

I allowed them to walk all over me.

I wasn’t strong enough then to know

that boundaries should’ve been in place.

You and me.

A new story. A new book opens.

Turn the pages of love

one page at a time.

Thoughtfully, tenderly, erotically.

They say words cut.

They say words heal.

I know words in a woman leaning.

Woman Leaning | Linda J Wolff