you reach out and touch me
or you say "I love you " casually
I feel like I'm burning.
but don't ever stop.
I find myself secretly terrified
that the only way I'll appreciate you
is when you are not by my side
because when you are here I am frustrated
and angry. But when you aren't here,
I am so very sad and lonely.
These are not new feelings to cope with
but new tiny people that these feelings are
about and what do I do with them?