"Fear of affection will rob you of the intimacy that will heal you. It will keep you strong , tough, independent. You will believe these characteristics protect you, keep you from harm. But they will rob you of deep intimacy and trust and—ultimately—love."
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
"First thing we should do / if we see each other again is to make / a cage of our bodies—inside we can place / whatever still shines."
"Some people see treating people with decency and respect as ‘cloying and needy’. I am not of them."
Her gold nose ring
grasped the right side
of her right nostril
turned his head
to her shine
pulled his heed
to her lips
and gently hooked
~~from, “Tattered Photograph,” by Tito Titus