I hid the love I felt

The moon listened to the words I couldn’t speak and cried at the words you said. I don’t remember what you said exactly but I remember breaking down. You never saw that side of me. You only saw what I wanted you to see - the one who laughed at everything you said. Even when you broke my heart, I laughed so you wouldn’t know it hurt.

I hid the love I felt because I thought it was crazy to love, to love someone who didn’t love you back. But God, did it kill me. I am the worst kind of person to fall in love with, but I am also the worse at falling in love, because I never did until you. And then I am a ship lost in sea. I lose stability. I lose my mind. And even the stars start to think I am insane.

Ming D. Liu