Love

You pretend to understand me as a child
You give me away freely to your friends
You claim me as the answer to your problems
You wish for me-beg even
When you finally have a glimpse at me
Hold me intimately for just a moment
You are terrified
The thought of my loss is petrifying
The memory of life without me is immobilizing
So, you grip onto me tightly
You squeeze and you hold and you pray
You exert all your effort and time into me
But I can still be lost
Within only a moment
Another heartbreak, another end
Another change of perspective, another growing apart
But if I am lost
You know that you will only search for me more
The memory of me is all you need
To convince you that I am why you are living

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