Feeling Prickly

Self-love + protection |  The Painter’s Rehab

Self-love + protection | The Painter’s Rehab


My flower is in bloom

It may glow in the moonlight but it’s not yours for the taking

This beauty that grows from within me was dormant for so long

Now that it’s risen, I may be hard to resist

Yet, I am not yours for the taking

Your beast is starting to grumble

I can hear it when you lay next to me under the stillness of the moon

I ask that you sing the beast a lullaby and let it sleep my love

Gone are the days where your lust feeds the broken parts of me

I have something new that feeds me – it’s self-love

If that beast is not able to rest

I will leave you to freeze in the darkness of your own making

There may be other blooms to pick, but they will also rise

You will eventually learn that that’s what we do

We rise