Unrequited Relationships

All my friendships have been one-sided.


I have to do all the work

to maintain and grow the relationship,

watering the plant by keeping in touch

and planning to get together occasionally.


It makes me wonder

if they even want me around;

they don’t make an effort

and even ignore me at times.


When I decide to hold back a little,

they always disappear

so they must not have wanted me

in their life in the first place.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "