(from Brainstorms & Artwise Poetry Cards)

Take this offering
from my heart.
No need to pay me back.
The gift is yours
to receive
without strings attached.

Love is what
I have to give.
This much I know is true.
And if my fear
should stifle me,
‘twould only punish you.

We all wear masks
to shield ourselves
from being broken down.
But when we open
up our hearts,
connection can be found.

So come, my friend,
and take my hand.
There’s no need for confusion.
I’ll be me
and you’ll be you.
The rest is just illusion.