Opening up and tearing down

Vulnerability is inevitable

Try to protect yourself but your fear is exposed

Trying to scare away threats by puffing up

But you only make yourself easy to deflate

You are as fragile as you are strong

As secluded as you are accessible

We all seek safety; it’s natural and wise

But seclusion and withdrawal are anything but

Your indestructible mask still leaves your core naked

Save face, lose heart

A world full of angry and offended shells of what once held souls

But something ignites us all when tragedy strikes

Then we’re reminded that we’re not made of tin

That a brain will bring you reality, not peace

It’s the heart that hurts that effects most

They leave a mark, not a shadow

That tell stories, not relive scars