You Were Love

You were a warmth
Like a fire that quietly crackles, then spits out an ember that makes me jump
Whimpering, I crawl back to your orange glow that envelopes me
I don’t learn my lesson
I get burned

You were a rush 
Like a drug, a needle in my arm, the hug around my heart
and my eyes flutter
I fall back with the universe in my eyes
And as soon as the stars are gone I inject you
Collapsing every vein

You were a mystery
Like the deepest depths of the ocean
you suffocate me
Rocking my body with your waves that could break bones
That could break hearts
And still I swim

And still I swim 
And still I burn
And still I die
And yet I yearn 

You were love

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