Confined Feelings

I’ve always been too eager, 

Fell in love long before you.

I tried to will glances into gazes,

moments into momentum. 

I wanted to love you 

But I didn’t know that love was patience

 

Meeting you where you were at was too hard

When you were in the closet.

I didn’t want you to come out when you weren’t ready

I didn’t mean to ask for more than you could give

I never wanted to make you uncomfortable

I just wanted to hold your hand. 

 

I loved you and you loved me,

conditionally. 

Your love spanned across four walls

and I am grateful 

For every square inch I had.