If I had the chance to go back I would not love you any less I would still grab your arms pull you close to me Capture your gaze and find the universe you’ve tucked so far inside feel where you jaw bone pokes out slightly working its way into your neck, to your shoulders, to your chest, I would still place my head there and listen to the heart that beats within I would still imagine the blood coursing through your veins also provided me life. Loving you less would be impossible.
But, I would listen harder. I would listen to the sound of your voice dropping in conversation The way your face falls when I try to lift you up when you just weren’t ready the pressure I put on you would become light no more lead in your pockets at the hands of me
I only want to take them away. become what you know you need in me.