New spaces

I remind myself 
you live in my body.

My right palm placed 
above my left breast, on my chest
where your love lives
      you bring me back 
      into my body

I used to avoid 
these spaces, the places 
my body blocked itself
locked itself
from feeling 

"She keeps her head in the clouds",
they said of me
not knowing it was safer up there
I could narrate the story up there
distracting myself 
from the one 
my body kept asking me 
to read

but fear doesn’t live 
in my heart anymore

you do.

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