Don't you just love those "verification" words,
the key that opens the door for comment posts?
The other day, I got a wonderful made-up word.
I think that's what you are when you're wounded
or inexperienced or worried about how you look,
but you're easing your way
toward intimacy with someone new
ever so slowly. . .
with eyes averted when the whole process
gets a little too intense
or the fear rises up like a bulimic episode.
Gently sliding toward connection.
So full of hope, but a bundle of nerves.
Wanting to get close, but holding yourself back
just a little.