angst cycle (iii) — [Г] (ii)

you know
every time
i’ve fallen in love
in response to
someone else’s approach
my responding love
has been rejected

this is why it’s poison
then and now
this is why i hate it

i suffered
many times
when young

i did not expect
to fall victim
now

but i have done
it’s horrible
as always

i’d hoped
standing out
would keep me happy

but no
i still become
a victim

the only defence
then
is offence

do the initial approach
except i’ll be unusual
i won’t lie

not that anyone
ever intends to