queer-with-a-pen

is it, though?

sometimes

love just isn’t enough

and that really fucking sucks

 

such an emotion gets too

much credit for what 

it is and isn’t able to do

 

love won’t stop a bullet

can’t hold back a knife

from opening up skin

like a second mouth

won’t stop you from leaving

 

and that’s the thing isn’t it?

love won’t always be enough

and god knows

i wish it were

with all of my being

 

i think we deserve a

happy ending, lover

don’t you?

 

i want an ending

that doesn’t leave me

with an ache

 

with a rawness that i

have yet to discover how to

keep from festering

 

and i loved her

and i loved him

and i love you

so much it left a mark

but that just wasn’t enough

 

and there is only so

much of me

of my love

i can give before i’ve

finally been hollowed out

 

i don’t think my love

will be enough

even then, lover

 

and that’s something

i’ll just have to

learn to

live with 

 

but right now

it really fucking hurts

Comments1

  • Jamie

    “so much it left a mark” love that

    • queer-with-a-pen

      Thank you! I’m a big fan of speaking of love as a thing that isn’t just an emotion, and is instead more tangible.



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