I wrapped my soul around you, Gingerly,
Not unyielding, not too taut,
To give you enough space to be YOU.
I gave you warmth, Devotedly,
Taking care not to smother you,
To give you enough space to glow.
I gave you protection, Thoughtfully,
Holding you just enough to keep you off the cliff,
To still let you test the limits.
When you took my soul, Captiously,
I bled, when I learned things not realised otherwise,
But yet, here I am strong enough to move on.
When you snuggled onto my heart, Longingly,
Your thorns pierced me in different places,
I learned that there was a dark side in everything.
When you took shelter in my being, Indifferently,
I realised I wasn’t me anymore, so to protect myself,
I had to unwrap my soul, off your shoulders, Forever.