I can clasp your hands ‘til they stop shaking in fear,
I can smile at you with my eyes full of love’s ease,
I can kiss you until your tears fall away,
I can stay with you until you relax into dreams.
I can be with you in all ways, without and within,
I can love you every way that you want me to,
I can return every time that you push me away,
I can forget all the anguish that you put us through.
I can wait patiently for the day when you give me your trust,
I can listen softly as you share your darkness with me.
and I can hold my hands gently over your ears,
so you won’t hear their tears in the air as they leave.