im Sorry

May 25, 2017

I'm sorry you have to deal with my OCD
You say it's not an issue, you want to help,
Yet I feel my repetitious words drowning you.

I'm sorry for my lack of trust in you.
You've given me every reason to trust you,
Yet with every beat, my heart throbs;
"He'll hurt you like the others."

I'm sorry that my tears could join two rivers.
I rarely know why I cry; all I know is the tension
That is built inside of me every day,
The tension that begs to seep out.

But most of all, I'm sorry
For letting you love me.

The author's comments:

Having experienced the debilitating effects of anxiety, OCD, and depression first hand, this poem was written for my supporting boyfriend who I feel I don't deserve


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