why would i move…

let it be for everything beautiful imaginable under god.

why would
we ever ask each other
to come out from our corners
of self-safety
and crumble down our walls
for anything that wouldn't
be as true and deep
and beautifully wild
and as gutted open and as
raging as to be living, breathing
thunderstorms
in each other's arms, tracing our
fingers through starlight…
why would i move
when i'm this. terrified. to move.
so if you're going to ask me
to shed away my safety
…let it be for everything beautiful
imaginable under god.

– butterflies rising