Selfish Love

I love her in a selfish way
Is there any other I don’t know
I love her in a helpless way
For her love is not mine to control.

Surely it isn’t healthy
To love as I do
When she can just empty me
And leave when she is through.

I love her, I know it
That’s honest, I feel it undeniably true
But do we only love
As long as that love is serving you.

Would I love her if she hated me
If she wasn’t as beautiful too
What love is frustrates me
For I feel it, but see the stupidity of it too.

© Daniel Breslin