I didn't understand anything back then.
My innocence seduced by the power of men.
Their vulnerable looks and calculated touch
Made me realize quickly how I didn't know much.
This continued for decades though I claimed to be wise.
Wrapped up in denial like a tightly-wrapped prize.
A gift for somebody to claim for their own
Less of me each time I took a new throne.
Sitting next to my king I felt finally home.
But I didn't know comfort was only on loan.
The lying, the hiding, covering my pain
When the floodgates were opened at last I regained
A sense of clarity, clearing the way
For a brighter tomorrow, a safer today.
I hope that you're with me, no longer my king
But my equal, my partner, in life's crazy dream.