Undress My Heart

To be sure,
My ears didn’t
Even hear
The “shssssssss…”
Your lips ushered,

Partially hidden
Behind that slender,
Sensuous index finger
Posted perpendicular,

I was so captured
By your eyes
Conveying the
Same message…

A message of
“Trust me with this.”

Trust in the face
Of doubt.

So much hurt,

So much disillusionment…

Clouding the way ahead,

And damning my view
Of the past,

And my past failures.

Do I
Feel vulnerable?


So very vulnerable…

I wanted to admit,
Neither to you…

Nor myself.

But your gentleness,
And quiet,
And surety…

And grace,

Lead me to a different place,
A place of safety,
And willingness,

Willingness to try,
Try again

At love,

At life.

So I cede…

I cede to my longing,

I cede to my hopes,

I cede to…

I cede to you.

And so it begins,

Your slow




The undressing

Of my heart.

Β© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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16 thoughts on “Undress My Heart

  1. What a beautiful echo of a voice in my life…your words decipher the feelings..

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    1. I’m so glad that those words touched you! And I so much appreciate your interest in my work. Thanks for reading!

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      1. Your most welcome
        You show a vulnerability and that in itself is a strength…

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      2. That, my friend, is so meaningful. Thank you!!

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  2. Wow!😍i loved this

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    1. So glad…that, my friend, means a lot! πŸ™‚


  3. I can relate to this. Afraid to allow anyone in, yet there’s a part of you that whispers “go for it!”. You described that feeling of fear and excitement in opening the heart to someone perfectly!

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    1. Thanks Manessah…I so much appreciate your analysis and affirmation. Means a great deal to me. πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re very welcome, Bill! πŸ™‚

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  4. I love the title. You’ve captured that sense of emotional dilemma brilliantly. I was studying your writing, trying in vain to figure out how you are able to embed so much gravity in gorgeous words that waft as delicately as a feather in an upward draft. Tremendous work.

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    1. Thanks so very much. I don’t know from where those thoughts and words come…other than from some reach of my heart…inspired by life. As always, Vera, you seem to understand and accept what I try to convey…and for that, I remain eternally grateful.

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      1. πŸ™‚ you’re most welcome!

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      2. In all the clutter and chaos of this day…that’s very meaningful and calming. Hope you have a beautiful Friday!

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  5. Yesterday I had an “argument” with my husband of 18 years about how I knew in the beginning who he was. How he wanted to live his life. But life happens and things change and it’s hard to always put his needs first, so he can fulfill how he wants to live, which now makes my life very difficult. Our beginning was like your poem – for him. So here I am at 4 am trying to figure it out and saw your poem.

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    1. Wow… thanks so much for sharing and I wish the very best for you and your husband! I’m glad these words had value to you as well! Really appreciate you reading this piece!


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