Sometimes it feels like you're all tightly folded up
Huddled together, like the petals of an exquisite rose bud
Hiding your essence and your core deep under the layers
Not letting anyone in, whether lovers, friends or naysayers...
I want to peel the petals open, help you bloom for me once more
Let you become the radiant, magnetic flower that I once saw...
But I know that won't work, that this process can't be rushed
That you'll unfurl when the time is right, without being pushed...