My Knight In Shining Armor

I awoke with thoughts of how our last exchange ended. Pride, insecurity and the longing for one last touch drove me to have the last word. I ended it (again). It’s over (I tell myself). I say it aloud and write from a place of simulated strength convincing myself that I don’t want you anymore.

My knight in shining armor. 

Off duty you wore no regalia and did not go looking but saw me dazed, fragile, neglected, and malnourished. You did nothing but see me. What made you different is that you let me know that you did.

So glad you did. I didn’t know I was sleep until I dreamed of you and you woke me while awakening the me in me.

My knight in shining armor. 

I fell for the one who knelt beside me long enough for me to regain consciousness. Administering waves of resistance intertwined with winds of wooing. Skilled and effortless.

In response I’ve showered you with all that I could. Laying at your feet rare gifts of gratitude. Giving you things I didn’t know I had to give. You taken aback but flattered enough to take and not give them back.

My knight in shining armor.

Though many call you hero

admiring you from afar

I can’t help but be protective of what you’ve never given me…

your heart.

Don’t be smug because I’m one of many

who sees your value and worth

I would never want to see you

the way you found me…Hurt

My knight in shining armor you are.

know you don’t understand the depth of the impression you’ve made, stumbling upon a saga in process. You can’t fathom how or why you’ve seeped into crevices invisible to the naked eye without a care or a try. Though I’ve told you as many times as there are stars in the sky…

My knight in shining armor you are.

Something you never wanted but never rejected…




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