her mind was quite broken you see.
for so long the road to healing has been most tedious.
she has had to learn to allow herself grace
and tenderness unapologetically
she has had to learn she does not need to justify this to
for even she was unaware that those wounds were too painful to touch
that even her skin was deeply bruised
with heart and mind
and this takes time
giving herself space to grow new strength
and nurturing her own roots
which ultimately remain
love and tenderness for oneself grow freely when welcomed
and cared for unconditionally