Surrender is momentary
When in the ecstatic gasps of love
Nobody tells you about the after effects –
How everything you’ve let go
Will bite into your skin, making you
Cry out in pain, close your eyes
And beg for mercy, for no judgement.
You never knew your chest would ache
No matter how far you stretch that smile
Never knew familiar things suddenly stop
Imparting comfort, and stare at you
With round, strange eyes.
I tell you do not surrender
Don’t even give up an inch of yourself-
Those little parts are so integral
To hold you together.
Let go of people if you need to,
Give up things that don’t please you –
But hold on to you, you need to.