Bubble Wrap

You smile and tell me all of your secrets
You trust me
I don't deserve your trust-
I'm so very untrustworthy.
It's in my being to betray you
make you feel the pain
watch you bleed inside
It's in my being to love you
make you hate me
watch as you walk away
It's also in my being
to sting you
before you sting me.
It's how I protect myself
from you.
I don't like to run away
so I make you walk away
with every word I say.
And it works.
Call it my bubble wrap-
the instinctive protection
nature has given to me.
My very own bubble wrap,
the one that allows me
to push you away
when you get too close.
My bubble wrap.