You tie people together,
and I cherish the release you bring,
but your passion is striking,
sometimes cruel – I can hate you for it,
as the truth is a heavy load.
But without it my relationships are skin deep and open to pain.
Maybe you’re better left
. . .
but I wouldn’t want anyone to hide you from me,
for I know how much I love you,
and I know how much of a burden it is to keep you away.