Fishing

Do you like fishing?

Because you are really good at it.

The way you bait the hook,

wait for a nibble,

and then I’m caught up

so you reel me in.

Only to keep me at arms length

just long enough to keep me alive,

and desperate for your attention.

Until you throw me back in,

and let me swim along aimlessly for awhile

before setting up the bait again,

to catch me once more,

and then let me go,

once again,

swimming along, alone

and waiting

for you to catch me

and start it all over

once again.