neither of us knew how to love the other
but tried to love how we wanted to be loved
and neither got what we wanted but gave
and gave all we had to give until it was gone
it’s clear enough that love isn’t enough
and it’s not natural to know how to love
be loved in return and I lost the receipt
and can never return that birthday gift
no matter how much I witchy wish I could
because to be in future love with another
I will learn to be in love with myself that way
until then I’m just blowing wishes at candles