It’s been a long time
since I’ve wanted to
get to know someone romantically.
Normally I’m confident,
unafraid, calm, centered.
That was before.
Now I carry something with me
internally and externally.
On the outside, there is
my third leg, the metal appendage
that helps me to get around.
On the inside, it is the unseen
that I carry with me, that shapes
how I walk, how I function.
The seen and unseen
shapes the first impression
the romantic interest has of me.
More often than not, they will
take one look at third leg made of metal
and want nothing to do with me.
When they find out what is unseen
inside of me, most want less than nothing
to do with me. But every once upon a time,
there will be one person who will see
beyond the seen and unseen, and only
see what is inside of my heart instead.
And then, the possibilities are endless.