Today I'm going to stop loving you. You are hard to love, but loving you is not hard. I love the scent of your skin as I lay next to you in bed, And the way your laughter curls at the ends of your lips, Then erupts across your face. I love you even when you don't love yourself. But my love for you makes me weak. When your sharp words are filled with anger and wrapped in bitterness, They pierce through my heart, I clutch my chest as the air leaves my lungs. The pain crashes over me in continuous waves, And I'm trying to keep my head above the water, But the tears from my eyes are flowing like open flood gates. And I can no longer see where I'm going, so I collapse, Into a puddle, still gasping for air.