I built a wall between us
A way to keep you out
Yet you kept demanding access
To a space that wasn’t yours
(It had never been yours)
But when I was more naïve
Not believing I needed
Walls or locks
Hoping my privacy would be granted
Without any measures
You climbed in and stayed
In my space
I’ve never been good at confronting people
Even when they are unwanted
Even when they upset me
So I let you stay
I made you a bed
Are you comfortable?
I turned the heating on to keep you warm
I cooked your favourite dinner
Every night; every single one
I understand why you stayed
These weren’t the actions of someone
Dealing with an unwanted guest
They were actions of love
And I kept looking after you
No wonder you didn’t leave

Image courtesy of Dayne Topkin.

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