Keep it Close
This is for all the days
that you wake up feeling lesser.
This is for all the ways
that the order of the world has forced you to say "Yes, sir."
and feign a smile and take a bow.
For every time you have to clench your teeth
swallow your pride, crease your brow
this is the only thing I can leave you with.
For all the dull afternoons
and for all the lonesome nights.
For all your blue moons
and for all the lost fights.
This is my word to you
I give it along with my heart
Have it! its all yours, Mon chou!
carry it forever with you
even if some day we part.
And this is the word!
-the very word!
that was before all creation-
Before there was a such a thing as heavenly Lord!
It started as a naive infatuation
It waltzed with joy and tangoed with woe
It split in half and became two!
This word must be said
before life slips through the cracks; urgently
Just stay in my bed!
I'll say it gently:
And albeit a little overdue,
here it goes:
I love you.
Keep it close!