The initial thrill and excitement,

The box-ticking analysis,

And heart pumping,


Does not stop or simper,

But morphs and moves

Into something bigger.


Something deeper and stronger

Something that reveals

Unrealised potential


Where inner workings and desires

Are melded together

Perhaps forever


And a deeper knowing

Establishes itself in the heart

The sentries have stepped away


No longer preventing entry,

But instead protecting

What’s being built within.