shut everything out
because some of it’s bad
and you’ll never let in
the things that are good.

the things that are good
cannot come into your life
until you open the door of
your mind and your heart.

your mind and your heart
are not really at war;
they’re just struggling
to understand one another.

to understand one another
we must be open and brave,
vulnerable and scared as
we climb into each other.