At the very end

It’ s not always easy

-to love me-

I’ve been down and up

so many times.

Balance seems like a

fade out memory

Of ever-escaping


It’s not easy

-to love me.

I am a long distance runner,

I know you can’t keep up.

You have to show faith

and I have to learn to wait.

I cannot show faith,

I have none

But I grew

to have patience.

It’s not easy

-to love you.

I have to start

from scratch

And I never learnt

to begin right.

I claim the end.

I claim it for us.

To be ours.

At the very end.

(photo Anna Niarakis)