writing prompt: reserve

when I wake up
after a night
of being a vulnerable creature
two people
one always gives more
the other holds back
just a little bit
unbalanced
one leaves hurt
the other leaves untouched
I give more
so
take what I give you
reserve the energy I give you
the love I give you
don’t throw it away
I don’t want to see
a part of me
on the street
in the gutters
being used by someone
by something
who hasn’t seen me
hasn’t earned me
who doesn’t deserve me
someone who doesn’t understand
what it means to respect me
what it means when I give a piece of me
just hold onto it
please
and i hope to wake up to you again
and you will give me more of yourself

Let me know

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