I know you want to see me naked.

And I don’t blame you — I want to see you naked too.

I want to unbutton your shirt of insensitivity,

Trace the emotions you try to bury.

I want to unbuckle your pants of hopes and dreams

find the man you’ll grow to be,

Gently, pull down your boxers of fear and guard

- make friends with child who wants to play,

I want to see you naked — on the inside, for all that you are,

so it won’t matter what you look like when your looks fade away.

Saarah. M