Days on end I have seen you hurt, Waging battles alone, against the world. Poised, gentle, barely holding it in. Fiery, brave, but scared and tainted.
I come closer, you fly further. My fingers reach out, you slip away, Forever running, Forever hiding. I realise you don't need me But it breaks my heart not to stay.
Some days I dream of tearing down your walls, Maybe break open a window into your soul. "Let me in", I say, "Let me hold you even if the pain resents." "How can I let you love me", she says, "when I'm only learning how to love myself?"