It was easy then,
a circus of responsive admiration,
without the heavy reminders,
it’s damned when they do arrive,
Those with their eyes open,
the moment you let them inside,
a comfort zone,
a place to find refuge,
suddenly become a responsive memory.
I stepped directly in a mine field,
it was a place she* indicated I pass on the survey,
jump right in and feel the trigger,
the simple fate of reality,
wanting to explode with a fury.
To be clear this is a vast territory
an open field with very little shade