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
because I know how much I love you,
and I know how much of a burden it is to keep you away.
Featured image: Locked in Love by David Meier