Rip me open from the inside

I don't care

Just make me feel again

Make me feel love

Make my heart pound against my throbbing chest

Make my breath come short

Make my palms sweat and my body ache

Make my lips quiver and my limbs shake

I don't care

Just make me feel

I want to feel

Not this dull gray form of emotion

Not this dampened sensation

Not this Bloodless life

I want to feel

To Burn

Too long have my passions been muffled

Too long have I ignored the desperate cries of my heart

Cries demanding release

Demanding emotion

Demanding pain and passion

Demanding that I live dangerously naked

Not carefully and shrewdly guarded

I want to bare my soul and feel

I want to love

But somehow I've forgotten what that means….