Pulling strings

I do not fall in love
I immerse
submerge
dive into all you are
I infatuate
draw maps around your body
keeping track of the movements of your hands and the blinking of your eye’s
I crave to know you.
Your thoughts
I’ll ask questions about existence
beat my existential musing against your mind
counting steps to your soul

I do not fall in love
I run from it towards you
creating mountains and boundaries
hiding in fantasy and make-belief
I’ll romanticise your breathing till you are no longer real,
paging through your horoscope,
checking sun signs and moon positions,
I’m always trying to figure you out,
Like a child tackling a puzzle for the first time,
I am obsessed with knowing.

You will grow to resent me,
I’m indifferent
unavailable at best,
I will pull you close but never let you in,
like the tide and the moon, we will be in sync
and once I have figured you out,
like a child bored with their toys
I’ll leave.

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