this poem was inspired by a conversation with a friend. she has someone in her life that she's been called to love, but they have grouped her in with those who have hurt them in the past. i wrote this poem with her in mind, from her point of view, and maybe yours too.
this is for you, the lover of someone who can't see that you truly care about them. let this be a reminder that it's okay to take space for yourself, and love people well from a distance, trusting that one day they will see and understand clearly. you're doing a good job, just keep loving yourself as you love them well.