I’ve lost myself in a kingdom
somewhere in a fairy tale.
You’re a knight in armor, swooping in
not that I require rescuing
I simply am searching for direction
and instead of telling me how to get to the happily ever after,
you decide to dismount your horse and walk with me.
You gently guide me instead of telling me
you’ve taken time from your assiduous conquest
to help me with mine.
Your fortitude is exquisite.
I admire that you don’t acknowledge me
like I’m a delicate damsel in distress.
Instead you see me
as a lone lost outlander
trying to find my way home.
That’s when I realize I don’t need to be saved
I can do that on my own.
All I am longing for
is someone to walk beside me
on this journey called life.
To you I’m not this broken little girl
I’m not sure you even believe in broken people.
And it’s opened my eyes
freed me from an ordinary odyssey,
now I see this entire unfamiliar world
in which I am not the victim.
You reveal things to me I’ve never known
you show me that I don’t have to bow down
I too can slay dragons with grace like you
if I only pick up the sword
And learn to do so.