I wanted so much to be liked by you
anything would do
a wave of your hand
a shrug of your shoulders
a smile on your lips
a soft kiss
anything that showed me you could see me
invisibility felt like my greatest talent around you
but then
at times
my greatest failure too
you'd be blind to me for so long
and then, suddenly, you'd see me
and it was like the light from the heavens was shining on me
I wanted so much to be liked by you
how sad
to be so wanted
by someone who never would
but, you know how this is
you never want to give up on someone
because of that 'maybe'
that 'what if'
but the thing is
some maybes aren't worth waiting for

-JR