Because I Love You

let me tell you the story

of a boy who wasn’t man

enough to love.

 

it goes something like:

 

because i love you…

i can’t be with you.

 

because i love you…

you should delete that picture.

 

because i love you…

don’t do that.

it’s embarrassing.

 

because i love you…

 

because you love me, don’t you?

 

-

 

because i love me

i am not with him.

 

because i love me

i did not delete that picture.

 

because i love me

i chose myself wholly.

embarrassments and all.

 

-

 

to the man that i love:

 

because i love you…

let me take you out to eat.

i’ll pay.

 

because i love you…

you will never be lonely

even if i am distant.

 

because i love you…

you will never have

to question if i do.

 

you have every bit

of me. though my

heart does not beat

for you - it beats

because of you;

rapidly and erratically.

 

because i love you.

 

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