I think you were afraid to love me
Saw that I would love you forever
That the skin you crawl out of
Was warm to me.
I think you felt unworthy of the weight I put on you
The hefty heart I handed over
Beat too loudly for your weary ears.
You had heard those beats before
But you knew with me it was more than fleeting
It would just keep beating.
You shut me out
You wouldn’t even look in my direction
You hated the desperation
In the end.
You hated me.
For loving you when you couldn’t stand yourself.
You found another who would love you less.
One you would have to work harder to impress.
I hope you’re happy with less than me
With less than a whole heart
With one that flutters but does not skip
With a mouth that doesn’t gulp
But takes little sips.
You know in the end I will always
Love you the most.
This hefty heart will keep in this chest
On this sleeve.
You may go.
But I will never leave.