Turn off, heart.
Allow someone the chance to repair those old wounds. Let someone in. Let them sit inside of you and feel all that you feel. Let them feel for you.
It’s not a battlefield, you’re not at war, let your guard down. Let others freely feel the welcome you provide. Let them warm by your fire. Let them be your fire.
Feel safe, heart.
Learn what that feels like, you don’t have to keep running. Stay put and just be. No one wants to hurt you. Let them hold you. Let them love you.
Love as you always have. Accept the tear left behind when they leave. Love them most when they love you least. Love them when they forget to love themselves.
Love yourself, heart.