FOR WOMEN WHO ARE 'DIFFICULT' TO LOVE

By Warsan Shire ❤️
  1. you are a horse running alone
  2. and he tries to tame you
  3. compares you to an impossible highway
  4. to a burning house
  5. says you are blinding him
  6. that he could never leave you
  7. forget you
  8. want anything but you
  9. you dizzy him, you are unbearable
  10. every woman before or after you
  11. is doused in your name
  12. you fill his mouth
  13. his teeth ache with memory of taste
  14. his body just a long shadow seeking yours
  15. but you are always too intense
  16. frightening in the way you want him
  17. unashamed and sacrificial
  18. he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
  19. lives in your head
  20. and you tried to change didn't you?
  21. closed your mouth more
  22. tried to be softer
  23. prettier
  24. less volatile, less awake
  25. but even when sleeping you could feel
  26. him traveling away from you in his dreams
  27. so what do you want to do, love
  28. split his head open?
  29. you can't make homes out of human beings
  30. someone should have already told you that
  31. and if he wants to leave
  32. then let him leave
  33. you are terrifying
  34. and strange and beautiful
  35. something not everyone knows how to love.