Fire Starter

it was my father
who taught me
that love was not
unconditional

but that it had to be
earned
like everything else
in life

your father taught you
that you were
unlovable

that you needed
to man up
get a steady job
pay the bills
die quietly

no wave making
ripple effect
life

but you
my love

were always
meant to be
a fire starter

and this is why
you would always
leave
before you
even arrived