Cultivating my ‘Safe Space’

I’ve always described myself as quite introverted. Always more comfortable in a library or with a book in my hand, headphones in my ears, and the world held at arms length. To friends and family, I’m loud, talkative and goofy. I’d probably be described as the ‘funny one’. Perhaps I’m more of an extroverted introvert? Once I’m more comfortable around you, I tend to be an open book and my volume increases; but every now and again, I find the need to recharge my batteries, so I hide away in my safe space.

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Look at my scars,

How they pale in the light,

Telling the ghost stories,

The loves I lost,

The enemies I made,

All those mistakes,

How they wound me.

I grieved and cried for each one,

I have weathered the storms,

So do not weep for me, I say,

Just hear me through the rain.