There will come a day, and a girl,
You won't need to hide who you are.
You won't need to protect her
from what you're not hiding.
That day, and that girl, will come
only when you're willing to take
what you have been offered.
Whether they are present or not
matters little if at all
when you keep pushing them away.
Good luck and God speed, dear one,
along a path that allows you
to allow yourself