30 Days Of Jaye: Depths

to be cozy

within myself is a

foreign truth, something

that I have not allowed

myself to venture into

I have hidden from

the real and true while

taking comfort in the false and those

with ill-intent

malice in their affections and aspirations

of and for me

I have retreated from such lonely

things, to be close to myself in a

resolve that will restore me to what

I was and aspire to be

I have done the ugly task of

being honest with myself

knowing fully that no one else will.

Jennifer Bush (now Harris) age 23)) August 28, 2004