Big Boys Should Cry

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “(un)pack.” Use “pack” or its opposite in your post. Have fun!


When my emotions unpack
You shy away creating distance
You trip over my flowing tears
Looking like a drowning child
Terrified and lost
You fumble with my grief
Not yet having known much of your own
And when you come upon my love
Your actions are tentative and unsure
When you stumble
On this mess upon the floor
You are ill equipped to deal with it
For your lessons were
That a man does not show feelings
Big boys don’t cry
So yours simmer silently
In a vault all locked up
It is no wonder that mine in blatant display
Leave you uneasy and uncomfortable
Though I know you love me
It is difficult for you to say

Debbie Gravett © 2020.02.09

SoCS: (Un)pack
Image by Peter H from Pixabay

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