Come home, heart.

Though you frighten me, I am ready for  you to come out of hiding.

I now know you are good, tender, and strong.

I am secure enough to accept you, now.

In the past I have grievously abused you.

I mistook your softness, tore your sensitivity to shreds.

Of you, my heart, I ask forgiveness.

I have not held you well.

I did not appreciate the beauty you were offering to the world, to me.

I mistook your tilled ground for weakness instead of the power I now see.

I am hollow without you, good friend. 

My heart and body will now unite and I will become one.