ties that bind

it used to keep me up at night
the ache

the yearning to make you love me
hoping this time it would be different

this time you would see me
know me, love me

take me as i am
not who you thought i should be

until the day i realised
it was you who is forever incomplete

your flaws, projected upon me
do not make me less

my longing to make you love me
it never goes away

so how dare you
tell the world what you think i am

when all i did
was try to make you love me