burning buildings (a poem)

burning buildings

i saw my therapist today

she asked me why i keep running into burning buildings when i’m not the one who’s starting the fire

i told her i didn’t know

but i lied to her

i did know 

i wanted to save you

but i can’t save you

because you don’t want to be saved

because you don’t think you’re the problem

i am tired of loving someone to the point of getting burned 

it’s not love

it’s abuse 

i am done putting out your fires