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Stubborn. Bull-headed. And a complete nincompoop.
That’s who I am
I know you’re telling me you’re here. For me.
That’s not what I want, though.
So, I push you away
I know you know I’m being deliberately rude
It’s only a matter of time, I tell myself
No one loves another enough to stay
In the face of utter disregard and derogation
You are like a puppy that’s been kicked to the curb
You come back to me, every time
Grinning; your smile warm and coloring me incandescent
I don’t want you, I growl
One time too many
You back away cowering
And I’m glad that’s that
Until I see you
Walking out with the girl next door
Your hands on her hips
Oblivious to everything around you
Oblivious to me.