Full poem in caption.
I'll give you the Details:.
When we were young
There were places on our bodies
Called private parts,
And they didn't mean our hearts.
I will admit that in no sense of the word
Did I ever consider
Those spaces sacred,
So when I found you,
I knew there were no private parts
That were private to just you.
And it hurt to know,
That I had saved nothing,
That could be yours alone,
Or that no one had before thought
That maybe I wanted those secret places
To be all but forgot,
As if those places had slipped their mind
Or as if they'd remembered those places were mine.
But as we grew older and into each other
I realized that there was more than one kind
Of private place,
And you knew and loved them all-
The freckle on my right pinkie toe,
The bend on the back of my knee-
The birth mark along the side of my ear,
that can only be felt and not seen.
The curve of my shoulder blades,
The scar on my hip-
And every new, mysterious bruise.
I gave you the details of me
That no one except you
Ever bothered to stop and see-
Because through the years
When you could have taken the interstate
Over my body
To get quickest to your final destination,
You kept choosing the scenic route;
With the back winding roads
And unkempt bridges over swollen rivers
On the days when the rain was too heavy.
You pulled off the shoulder, my shoulder,
And gazed off an overlook
that only you have ever seen.
If it weren't for you,
If it weren't for how you've traveled me
And still look for unexplored territory,
I would have never known
That someone could see
And love all of me.
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