Let Me Count The Ways I Love You

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Perplexion about loving someone you don't want to love....

Submitted: August 07, 2012

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Let me count the ways I love you...

 

I love you like the disease loves a weakened body.

I love you like the dying loves each gasp for air.

I love you like death loves the warm earth.

 

But why must my heart cry?

 

I see it there, in the nowhere. I see it everywhere in the in betweens, and the further outs. I see it there in the forests where no one can see beyond the clouds.

 

Fantasies that I complacently attached to realities. Things that could not be. Things that could not exist. Pessimist am I not. I only know what I know, and hope doesn’t live here anymore. 

 

Your empty promises that were planted in my silly head. A fool at best, a lover of the best kind. I was a pretty decoration on your four hundred count sheets. A warm body. A silent seal to an unempty bed for a night.

 

Let me count the ways I love you not, for that list makes more sense than the one I’ve got.


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