Your Version of Love

Part III An Audio Poem

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You give love a headstart
telling it to run as fast as it
can before you catch it,
subdue it, chain it, and hold
it prisoner, doomed to a life
of serving only you. 

You let it out to breathe in
two seconds of fresh air, 
claiming the sun does not
have time for an extra pair of eyes
looking over its shoulders. 
You label love a safe place
yet you castaway demons 
in the pits of its lap, 
shoving your world into
the spotlight. 

Love has its eyes on you, 
watching your every move 
as you calculate an escape from
the escape that got you here
in the first place. 

Love does not come to your aid, 
does not fix you hearty meals
made from scratch, cannot remember
the day it looked at you and wanted
to take you right where you stand, 
strip you down to bare bones,
kiss the aching places,
and soothe the locking joints in
dire need of oil and hot baths. 

You send love out on
a coffee run, tell it to bring
you decaf with double cream, six sugars, 
and a shot of espresso, but
demand your change and 
refuse to tip. 
but, you want love to see you
in full bloom, waiting for it,
heart heavy, mind full of worry, 
and a soul tired of needing the 
one thing it cannot get. 

Musical Inspiration: Imagine Dragons/Natural

Originally posted via P.S. I Love You on Medium.
Parts I & II

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