"Then Came You"

By Makenna Kovacs


She walked through life hiding behind a mask,

terrified the world would see her as she saw herself.

As a scared, broken girl constantly used and abandoned by those close to her.


But then came you,

entirely unexpected,

lighting up her world completely.

Healing deep-rooted wounds years in the making,

introducing a feeling foreign to her.

A sense of trust she had never experienced before.


She could remove this mask without the fear

that you’d see what she did.

With patience you reminded her of her worth,

and your love for her endlessly.


Along with that mask,

that girl disappeared,

and I’ll never be able to thank you enough.