Safe

Safe

by Claire Aquino

This word has been foreign to me
This word has been forgotten by me
This word has been found by me

I am attracted to the redwoods
And the solid arms
The tall trees that keep me grounded
And the solid arms that keep me close

I am attracted to the rugged roads
And the gentle hands
The roads that lead me to new adventures
And the gentle hands that guide me there

It is all new to me
This feeling
Of safety

I was running for so long
Tired without knowing it
I was lost for so long
Drained without showing it

My perfect picture is crumbling
And my perfect person is changing
My perfect ideals are withering
And my perfect person is here

It is all new to me
This feeling
Of safety

I am no longer running
And no longer drained
I am no longer wishing
And no longer pained

I know now what I want
I know now what I feel
And it is the feeling of safety
And it is a feeling so real

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