Alone and afraid for many years

with an illusion of availability,

of openness,

Giving body, but no heart or soul

or not giving at all.

Confusing lust for love, being used and abused,

giving only enough for the attention wanted

and needed, but giving no  more.

You have changed me.

You hand was poised, willing to take mine,

to hold it firmly, steadily with patience, love and acceptance,

To show me the way to open myself,

To give myself to you,

Body, heart and soul.