boundaries

your world
doesn’t have to be a
revolving door

i find myself opening myself up
to every single person
i cross paths with

and that’s okay

it’s okay to bare my soul
to the people around me

to allow them to learn
and feel
and grow
and know that they are
not alone

it’s okay to be open about
my past
and also my present
my joy
and my struggles, too

your world
doesn’t have to be
a revolving door

your world
doesn’t have to
rip you apart at the seams
in the name of
“being vulnerable”

and for heaven’s sake
you don’t have to feel
g u i l t y
about it

i’ve been trying to implement
healthy boundaries
boundaries to protect myself
and to protect others from me

b o u n d a r i e s

to keep myself sane
to keep myself gentle
to keep myself honest
to keep myself safe

b o u n d a r i e s

to know my heart
and to place it
in your hands
and know it’s safe

b o u n d a r i e s

to advocate for myself
the things i need
the ways in which
what you do
affects me

b o u n d a r i e s

to do away with guilt
and all of the shame
and rid myself of hurt
and not just give people
what they think they want

b o u n d a r i e s

stand up for yourself
love yourself
know that the way
someone treats you
can affect the
core of your being
build space
allow time for healing
show a shit ton of grace
and create boundaries.

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