You stopped hiding today.
You became a real person,
not a shadow in the corner.
You told me everything.
You let the layers of distrust
fall to the floor,
and revealed someone I never knew before.
I saw you for what you really were:
loving,
intelligent,
and a bit mischievous as well.
I saw you stand there,
naked,
stripped of secrets,
and yet, I didn't turn away.
Who knew there was something
B e a u t i f u l
beneath your mask?