we all live behind walls
we are all trying to protect ourselves
from someone or something

but now the walls we’ve built
to keep us safe
have begun to stop anyone
from getting close

so that now
we feel isolated and alone
when all we really want
is to feel we loved
and get close to those who are important to us

sometimes I like to think
my walls are just a little more colorful than others
saying look over here
see if you can get through
see if you can love me
I dare you