I realized something today
I love too fiercely for this world.
Perhaps people think I’m disingenuous
when I pour out everything I feel.
And I wonder what I should do
about all the love I have to give.
If I could bottle it, I would.
Surely someone would want it then.
If only I could share my love
with those who really need it,
or pour love into people
who are suffering from the lack of.
The biggest problem is
love hurts when you try to hold it in.
And carrying it around inside of me
is a burden I’m no longer willing to bear.
Sometimes, I just wanna rip out my heart
and feed it to the wolves.
At least then I’d finally be free
from the urge to ever love again.
© 2020 Michelle Cook