Poem written by non-ADHD spouse

I had written this poem awhile ago and until now didn't realize it was describing my feelings in relation to my husband's ADHD.

I intend to make it into a short film. If any are interested in reading the script, please let me know and I will post it. It would make me feel better to know that there are others out there who feel the way I do. Sometimes describing a scene expresses my feelings better than words can.

The Sad Butterfly


I need you but you are empty

I feel you but you are cold

I press against you but you don’t press back

My thoughts flow beside you but you don’t pick them up

I think I’m going crazy...you don’t notice

I put my heart sad In your hands...you just dangle

I want you to be here with me, but you are somewhere else

I tell you I need to leave...you ache... helpless to your mind

If I pushed you off a cliff would you wake up?

If I screamed in your face would you hit me?

I hope
   I wait
Are you sleeping?
When will you turn into my butterfly?