I want you.

I want you to want me

Like a hot meal after a long working winter day

I want you to hold me

Like a gasp of the last air meant to keep you alive

I want you to embrace me

Like a mother holding her child for the first time

I want you to love me

Like you’ve never loved another before

I want you to stand by me

Like a battle buddy as we wage war on life and living

I want you to understand me

Like the first lessons of your favourite foreign language

I want you to … forgive me

Like you understand the incapacity of my heart to reciprocate all I want you to be

I want you to let me go

Like a caged bird who yearns to be set free

I want you to forget me

Like the worst memory you dare not recount

I want you to know

That despite it all

I’ll still want you to want me.

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