I tried to leave, but as you can see I cannot. Is it my fate to be rooted here with you? Is it my secret desire to stay, only my heart knows for sure. I’m long planted here, seem to be spreading, not even knowing if that’s what I really want. I tried to leave, your roots combined with mine and held me. Maybe it’s need, a need for permanence, needing only your companionship. You shelter me, comfort me, seeming to know what I need. I tried to leave, but my roots stretch too far, too deep and seem forever mingled with you.