by braveandrecklessblog

Peeling back my layers

Slowly, gently, carefully

One by one

Like the petals of a zinnia bud


My instinct is usually

To stay your hand

Afraid of what we will find

When we reach

My core


Delicate stirrings

Like butterfly wings

Whisper to me

To let you closer

Allow you to continue to unfold me

Slowly, gently, carefully


Growing hope that when we

Reach my center

We will find incandescence

We can bathe in


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved



5 Responses to “Petals”

  1. When you are with someone who you want to spend the rest your life with like an onion or even like flower petals one by one layer gets peeled over time.

  2. Oops, I made the comment in the reblog. This was such a tender and emotional piece that really moved me! More gems from You! Bravo!!!

  3. How gentle; how lovely. I’m smiling.


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