I can’t swim in another’s baptism
or walk the path of a constrictive
definition of un(conditional) love.
Love can’t be commanded to leave,
or be erased when it consumes the soul.
...I won’t choose empty...
There is no light in a sacrifice that
denies the heart’s own revelation.
I no longer wish to live in a prison
built to keep me from my truth,
or whither to appease another’s blindness.
©Susie Clevenger 2018
Real Toads ~ Revelation