I Love You, I Hate You
I hate you
because I love you.
You have ruined me completely.
I was fine on my own
before you showed me what togetherness is.
I didn’t complain, or even think twice about, shouldering the burdens of life
until you demonstrated true partnership for me.
I used to flit from one social engagement to another with laughter on my lips
and then you came along and let me know what true contentment feels like.
Now I am utterly miserable in your absence.
My anger flairs because you have loved me too well,
and now I am forever changed.
I love you. I hate you. I love you.
(photo by Ed Siderewicz)