I remember how it was before,
being terrified of my dark.
I was sure hairy, multi-legged horrors lived there,
skittering and chittering mad thoughts
into my mind, already dizzy
with thoughts of my inadequacy.
I remember finding you,
doubting miracles such as you could be real.
I remember you going deep inside
where my dark lives,
naming each part you kissed
Your lips blessed
the most secret and darkest parts of me.
You did not force them into the light
but loved how they thrived where they were.
I remember beginning to heal,
not by disavowing or banishing the dark,
but embracing it as you embraced me.
I remember finding my faith,
in the darkness,
trading fear for pleasure,
forgetting what there was to be frightened of in the first place.
Song Choice: Everything by Alanis Morissette
This poem marks a first for me as I combined 2 prompts to make this one Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: The Paramour and A Dash of Sunny: Faith and Healing