Pain

so much about love 
is managing 
each other’s 
pain

i feel your pain when i do not want to
i have enough of it already

i’ve loved and lost and i carry this with me
you’ve only lost until you loved me

i was a bright light at the end of a very lonely tunnel 
winding and winding, you stumbled upon me 
i was your first love 

i knew love once before this 
he was my soulmate 

he was me 
and i was him 

you are not me
and i am not you 

but i feel your pain
do you feel mine?

or is yours too unbearable to carry another’s?