The Love of an Addict

We claim to love a person and yet the moment they don't love us back, we become angry and bitter toward them, the love we once felt becomes hate. But the truth is we never loved the person, nor saw them for who they are, we wanted to possess them, to make their image our drug. And once they declined to be our addiction, we sacrificed all that we found beautiful in the person to salvage our ego. We are experts in hate, but do not know how to love. Maybe it is time we learn.