I love you…conditionally…
Oh I know it breaks with tradition
And it’s not as appealing without the
Characteristic prefix UN that most often accompanies it.
But it’s more honest, and I value honesty.
All things in life are conditional if you think about it…
That’s not to say, that you cannot ever fuck up, make up, or be forgiven.
We are all human, some of us uniquely flawed.
It simply means I am not a doormat to be walked on, neglected, or treated unfairly.
There are lines that once crossed will permanently alter the here and now.
Paths we might choose to walk down from which we can never return.
We should all tread lightly, lovingly, on the landscape of intimacy.
Know that no matter how much I love you…
If there is ever cause to warrant the withdrawal of my love and support from you…
I will walk away, however broken, with what’s left of my heart.
July 8, 2018