you could be so much worse to me,
but as long as you hold the torch
I'll keep coming back to the light,
I'll keep yearning for your touch.
you could keep me forever
and never decide to allow
what I ache for you to take away,
keep me prostrate and follow.
you could torment me with kindness
and I'd contract to be by your side
until I'm broken by your willingness
to offer me what I've hoped to find.