Is This What Being Vulnerable Feels Like?

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Song #3 (of 25) in the series, Atlas: Year Two by Sleeping At Last

show me who i am and who i could be.
initiate the heart within me
'til it opens properly.

slow down, start again from the beginning.
i can’t keep my head from spinning out of control.
is this what being vulnerable feels like?

i swear i'll try, try, try to breathe
’til it turns to muscle memory.
i'm only steady on my knees;
one day i'll stand up on my own two feet.

i’ll run the risk
of being intimate with brokenness.
through this magnifying glass,
i see a thousand finger prints
on the surfaces of who i am.

show me where to find the silver lining
as the mercury keeps rising,
’til the glass or my fever breaks.

show me how to struggle gracefully.
let the scaffolding inside of me be strong enough
to hold this tired body up once more.

and i will try, try, try to breathe
’til it turns to muscle memory.
i feel the pressure in my blood
building up and liberating me.

so i will try, try, try to breathe
’til it turns to muscle memory.
i'm only steady on my knees.
but one day, i'll stand on my own two feet.

i'll run the risk
of being intimate with brokenness.
through this magnifying glass,
i see a thousand finger prints

that ran the risk
of being intimate with my brokenness.
i was given a gift of hope
in a thousand finger prints
on the surface of who i am.


"High Speed Flower Explosions by Martin Klimas," by Christopher Jobson from ColossalSeptember 9, 2013

Martin Klimas