Why Couldn’t I Love You?

I wanted to.

Lord knows I wanted to.

You were inspiring
or you could’ve been
had I given you a chance.

But my heart was stuck
in a loop that played
on repeat
that drove me

It’s not that you were bad.

God no. You were good
the kindest of kind

the kind that would’ve had me

hook, line and sinker
when I was 16 and imagining
what Love would be like
when I was old.
Well, I got older

— maybe that’s the problem.

The realization that Love
wasn’t everything
that I wanted
or needed
or maybe it was simply


This piece originally appeared on Medium. If you like it, or any of my other works, please follow me @CharlleyThen


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