When you like someone
You can see the happiness and hurt in their eyes.
When you love someone
Every glimmer of hope
Burst of joy
Pang of sorrow, it's real.
I don't just mean feel bad
No saying "I feel sad"
I mean a gutwrenching, sick to your stomach
"Can't eat, can't sleep til YOU get YOUR shit right" kinda thing.
It's not a kind of love you can choose
This kind of love chooses you
It doesn't have to involve romance
And usually it happens by chance
You just feel it one day
And it's hard to make it go away
For the people you love, you always want the best
And when things aren't right, it's like a weight on your chest
A tightness you can't believe
Making it so very hard to breathe
Feels like your lungs are in a jail
All you want is to exhale
...but you can't
So internally I scream
Get this shit right!
It's not my battle to fight!
You know when I'm done and "drop the mic"
That everything now, is up to you
How you fix things is between you two
Now when you get it together and your happiness is back on 10
Maybe, just maybe, I can breathe again