How love goes

she was beautiful

dark hair

dark eyed

& showed her love in her care

but couldn’t talk about y’know

intimacy

& that kind of loving

becomes a one way street

I do these things because you care

don’t worry about me

I’m just not adventurous

not that she was unenthusiastic

if or when approached

between the sheets

but there was no initiative

no forward approach

& you try to go along with this

everything else is ok

there is care there

& all that dark beauty

over time

this becomes a withholding

a negative space

a needing to be met in loving

conversations turn to please

can you sometimes step up?

& this slips into wanting

to change a person

for them to be

who they are not

& you recognise it is you

who has let love go

they can

they must

continue as they are

it is time for you to go

if you need different

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