for speaking up,
when I know you’re afraid
of hurting me with hope.
when listening costs you much.
when emotion isn’t safe.
for remembering, when it’s simpler
to just not.
when even thinking about believing
for loving, for all the moments you give me
that I can always keep with me.
I’ve always said that your silence
hurts me more than any words
you could say.
maybe one day,
you’ll believe me.