We sat in a room full of silence.
I never felt so tense,
sitting so close to you,
and wanting you so much.
I gazed at your hands, your body, your lips.
All the while you were there, looking directly into my eyes.
We stayed there, my eyes now fixed on yours,
creating a moment of such beauty.
And in my mind, I softly whispered,
“I love you.”
I really do hope that you see how amazing you are.
How strong, and brave, and beautiful you are being.
Not everyone can go through so much messed up shit,
And come out alive, much less smiling.
So just keep moving on.
Keep breaking down walls.
Cry if you need to. Scream if you feel like it. Sing if you can’t speak.
Listen to a sad song or two.
But listen to a hopeful one too.
“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”