DAB

I put myself first.

You put me first.

You smiled,

But I looked through You.

You smiled.

Your Smile is so beautiful.

I hesitated.

You never hesitated.

The way You see the world…

You see the flower where others see the weeds.

You see the path where others see the struggle.

You see poetry where others see mystery.

You are so Unique.

You scared me.

You made me feel,

But I was not ready for that feeling.

You saw what I saw — a lifetime.

My life shot before my eyes.

I ran.

I was gone without warning.

Without respect.

I fled what scared me.

I avoided the challenge.

I sought refuge in books.

I avoided life.

As a result, I hurt you.

I’m sorry.