Why I Stayed

958bb0812479143f366c2c1317fa3e9eI woke up in
the middle of
the night and
wanted to leave.
I tried to be
quiet but I was
still drunk and
clumsy. You woke
up. Maybe part of
me wanted you to
wake up. You asked
me what I was doing.
All I could say
was: I’m cold.
The dark hid the
tears and panic.
The rabbit in
my feet wanted
only to run.
Anywhere but here.
You beckoned me
back and I let you
comfort me, warm me.
I have always done
everything you said.