whoever you is

for Mary, Lynn, and Steve

who would not love you would not trust you not to hurt the one you love who doesn’t love you yet wants you not to love who would not love you yet would want you to hurt who doesn’t love you wants you to hurt who takes the time not to get hurt but to hurt you, I want to be needed but not to be used to say I love you whoever you is you are

10 November 1974