1. Because you’ll try to touch my heart and you’ll cut your hand on six months’ worth of beer bottles.
2. Because you’ll kiss me and I’ll burn your mouth like the end of a lit cigarette.
3. Because I get lost in the dark too easily.
4. Because I’m afraid of heights, and you’re a thirty-foot drop.
5. Because I’m not coffee and raindrops. I am blood stains and heroin.
6. Because in twelve months, you’ll still be flushing me from your veins.
7. Because in twelve months, you’ll still be tangled up in mine.”