No Harm
Holding her hand gently 

He reminded her again 

It was safe to let go

When preparing to begin 

So much of the residue 

Of her pain remained

And seeped away slowly

Leaving only it’s stain

Caressing her fragile fingers 

He assured her each time 

In trying to move ahead

Things must be left behind 

This was new to her

But soon became evident

That his main concern 

Was that she was content 

One thing she had feared

Was that in due course

If she wasn’t vigilant now

She’d drown in her remorse

He never left her side

Tracing circles in her palm

Reassuring her repeatedly 

That love meant her no harm
Ria 2017

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