Wait, what was it you said?
Oh yes, I remember now,
"Loving you is too hard."
But did that mean
you don't love me anymore
you love me more than you can bear?
I know the answer is here somewhere
in this long kiss
a long goodbye kiss is often never a goodbye. at least in my experience. the playfulness, yet, soberness with which you write is quite well. its almost the heart is half full thing...the last line is vital to the structure. it makes the reader question the relationship, the write and the kiss. why such a lingering kiss goodbye? why not just a so long and thats it? the kiss is a hint that feelings are still there and they are tangled.
i think that it's a goodbye kiss kind of gives it away. although it feels like the person on the other side isn't quite aware. ( i guess i'm taking it to mean forever goodbye. as opposed to i'll see you later ) it's all tone and inflection though which makes this very confusing to me. i suppose it could be both because a person can love another in a way that is impossible to bear although stop loving them in another. sort of keeping the love but making it impractical in the eyes of said person.
i like the glass if half empty half full sentiment in 'loving you is too hard'. on one hand, love should be natural and free flowing, on the other it takes a lot of hard work. i come to realize that it truly is a lot of hard work and its the best kind for its reward is something precious and pure. money cannot buy that kind of thing (i think the beatles said something like that once). have a great day janeplane!
I love how the question is not answered, but rather a solution is given. A place where the answer can be found: in a kiss goodbye.
This long kiss goodbye. Goodbyes last way longer than just two syllables. They're a process of murmurs and restless nights. That's how goodbyes happen...slowly...painfully. Sometimes one person is left standing there holding little pieces of something that used to be whole.
It's hard to believe that someone could leave you because they loved you too much. It sounds like a $10 excuse. But then again, some people can never bear the truth.