When I Met You
When I met you I was 19,
With child eyes and a babies heart
Longing for the safety of your arms
That would never quite feel safe
Our first kiss tasted like victory
I did not know that I had just surrendered
My white flag of pure loves mercy
Stained red with your sharp tongue
I loved you from our first date
When I drank too much and spilled my soul to your feet.
Tread on me gently I said.
I could not grasp that your teeth tore chunks from me
My spine realigned to your shadow
Small, it said.
You are too much for this man.
When people asked me why I stayed I tell then our love smelt like sunshine.
Until it didn't.
And yet, in the after, you grapple for my attention like an alligator.
Snapping your jaws into a smile.
Luring me back into your swamp.
Would you be happy then?
Would you enjoy your captive that is no longer captivated by you?
I didn't know.
I do now.
Love is supposed to be limitless.