Stage Five Clinger

you don’t want to be treated like a crumpled love letter again so you cling. set up a tree fort across the window of your lover with binoculars in hand. you stock the fort with your lover’s favorite interests. study them every five minutes until you can talk to them about it fully. you sext them every night. you want them to see the glory of your morning when they wake up. you place trackers in their car just to make sure they are safe and where they should be. bring them lunch every day knowing cupid is found tucked somewhere in the belly of your lover. you work on every word of your wedding vows as you continue to listen in on their phone conversation. you tell them this was meant to be, a sign, and that they changed your life in just twenty four beautiful hours. you know this time will be different, this time no one is getting away.