Love is a beast

I don't think I can pretend

Anymore.

It's too much, so painful

To keep it all in.

But, what will you say?

Will you ignore me?

Will you hold me?

Will you walk away?

Or will you stay?

I can't help it,

I have to release this

Beast inside me,

This love is a disease,

Eating away at my

Thoughts, emotions, and confidence.

It smothers me in self-pity

And angst.

I must say something

To save my life