By Jane Rain
Date: 2017 Aug 01
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Turn-Based Relationship

"Try me", he said one year ago.
And so I did.
I stuck by him through his transgressions
because I see in him
what I wish he'd see in me.
As hard as it was,
I chose to believe in him.
And look where that got us.

We lit another match,
but didn't realize it was soaked with
the fuel of everything hurtful
we had ever been through.
Naturally we got burned
and blamed each other for our wounds.
I take ownership for my part in this,
but I can't say the same for him.

Regardless, when two people care for
each other as much as we claim to,
the matchbox is never empty.
We just need to be careful to strike
an untainted match to ensure
a steady, longer lasting flame.
So now it's my turn to say to him

Try me...