The other side of the rainbow

Sweetheart,

First, I want to tell you
Each step of the way
I want to make you safe

Also, the steps I am going to suggest
Are going to feel far far away
From the ones you would have chosen

You used to disconnect, enmesh in others, freeze
We are not going to hide away this time
We are headed for the opposite direction

It’s going to feel blunt and wild and inappropriate
It’s going to feel unsafe
It’s to be expected

You are going to be OK
I will hold your hand all the way through
I won’t let go for even a split second

We’re moving to the other side of the rainbow