Dedication: To Anna for the years of torment. Thank you.
What is this hold that you have over me?
Even though you will tease me and taunt me and lead me on
I still hold an uncanny hope that there is a future.
Why can I not just turn my back on you and walk away?
You know that I love you, and how that love has endured.
So much patience and time and longing.
So many sleepless nights filled with visions of a future
That I know will never really come.
I do not understand why I accept your promises
And your lies
I accept them without doubt as the truth.
But I do not care anymore.
All I want is you.