On Relationships in 2016

If I told you I loved you
I might be lying.
If I told you I hated you
I might be lying.
Nothing I say is necessarily true.
It’s only your choice to trust me
and how you feel for me
that keeps you with me.
Since I do love you
and believe you love me
I do my part daily
with honesty and action
to stack the odds in my favor
that you continue to make the choice
to remain with me.
I am the only variable
between you and me
that is really under my control.

© 2016 by Shari Lynne Smothers

Poem #4 for National Poetry Month. It crossed my mind and came out of my hand, and I translated it from my head-speak for you. No. It’s not about me as I am A-L-O-N-E. It’s part of my general musings related to mini fictions I concoct.

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