I am afraid.

Don’t you know what you’re asking of me?
When you get burned, even warm water feels hot
Here I am, running through fire.

Don’t tell me I don’t love you just because I am afraid.
Yes, I am afraid of getting burned.
Parts of my skin are still tinged with ash.
Scars are part of my landscape, and I will never look the same.

But can’t you see me here, running through fire for you?

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