Completing the Absence

When I put your needs before mine
I'm really pushing you away
Because if I'm not taken care of
I'll have nothing to give you

Like trying to open a locked window
To let the cool night words in
I can see out to myself
But I cannot let you in

I circle round and round
Still not getting anywhere
I don't listen to myself
When your words drone in my ear
But to turn my back on you
I feel like I'm betraying me

So let's continue this conversation
At a later date
When I've found me
And you've realized the truth:
That I don't live
To complete the absence
Of yourself in you