Let me love you.
Let me wrap your bones in cellophane
And ribboned padding;
Let me hoist up your sails and
Whisper into your winds and move you
Across massive expanses of the world-
Let me remove the darkness from your eyes with my
Fingertips let me kiss away your scars and replace
Them with freckles let me clothe you in armor and
Kill off the moonbeams that threaten to persuade you away.
Let me love you,
Let me protect you with every ounce of my body and my being because,
Because I will always be afraid of losing the sunshine,
And I will always fear losing the smiles you
Paint on the walls when I’m not home.
This piece was inspired by my thoughts on the odd yet common phenomenon of one-sided obsession.