Even though

Even though I’m there for you
I will only be there until
You want me to be too…

I do not have the strength
To ask for you…

I hope you don’t ever
realize that you are more to me
than I will ever be to you
though it will always be true…

I do not have the strength
To ask for more…

 

the lady doth protest unheard

even as you speak the truth
each word gentled,
so as not to hurt what already is tender…
each statement wreathed with “That’s the way it is”
each phrase piqued in soft question
“Of do you understand? This is how it must be…”
each emotion huskily swallowed
and gently urging assent…

i let Silence do my talking.