If you’re not ready to tell yours
Please let me tell you mine

To see myself more clearly
Your eyes will do just fine

So let us sit and talk
of hurts and hopes and healing

Each word you hear helps free me
Even if its taste seems unappealing

I become more of who I am
With every tale you hear

Each sentence lets some light in
Until suddenly…”I” appear

Thank you for your time and smile
For listening with such intent

I hope soon I hear your story
With my open heart you’ll be content

You’re stunning as I know you
But I know there’s more inside

One day I’d love to fully see
The stories you choose to hide

For what hope there is in knowing
That we’re both human to the core

But no point in having stories
If we never open the door