I don’t want a hero.
Heroes will rescue you
but then leave you
(as soon as someone else
calls for help)
stranded on the railroad tracks,
waiting for a ride back.
But villains -
they will obsess over you,
they will try and destroy the world
to give you just a taste of the stars,
will follow you to hell and back,
will steal you away into the night
to show you what love can really be,
will try and change for you,
even though they never will
(and this fact stabs you in the chest
so many times in the night).
Villains are the heroes that
heroes wish they could be