Boy meets girl, boy gets too close, girl leaves boy.
That's the pattern I'd followed all my life.
I believed that nothing lasts forever
So I was determined to push each one away
Before they moved on and broke my heart.
But with you, my world turned upside down--
I told you my deepest fears and secrets without pause,
Trusting that you'd accept and understand, and still love me.
How ironic that this time it was you who ran,
Too afraid of what we felt and what it meant.
© 2011 Teresa Kander