Diffident

I would have loved you, if I could.
I would have given everything to you;

my thoughts, my heart, and my reason would have all been yours.
If I had loved you, there wouldn’t be a doubt in my mind,
there wouldn’t be a moment’s hesitation,
when I uttered the words, “I am yours.”
But it’s impossible,
I have nothing to give you,
I have nothing of value.
My mind has grown empty, my words meaningless,
and because of that,
my love cannot be yours.

— unknown/andwhisper