Because that would be a lie. But
what I can say is
that I liked
your appearance gave me comfort,
that our texts delighted my days,
and in what way your sweet words made me feel like the world’s mine.
I know I should have loved you, since you were my other half. But I liked you enough
to not mute my phone at night, And hear your call at 2:39.
Even if I didn’t love you,
I gave you my pleasing touch,
I soothed your stiff fingertips, and gave your soul a needed hug.
I still can’t say I loved you, because that would be a lie.
But what I can say is that
our souls never met on accident, and I hope they meet again,
so then I eventually fall and tell you
that I love you.