Everyone says you have beautiful eyes.
I think they may be right.
They follow me,
as I apply layer after layer of lip gloss in the mirror,
warmth waiting with every stare,
soft against my soul,
making my heart race,
because I appreciate the finer things in life,
and also because I’m a narcissist.
I hear you humming a song you wrote,
way back when you used to believe in love.
Like always, you’ll believe again eventually,
because it’s deep in your core,
like a kid who believes in Santa Claus.
I believe in you,
even when you don’t think I do,
and one day,
I’ll love you again,
You just have to give me time,
to remember your eyes,
your muddled but meaningful turn of phrase,
the way you get frustrated when you think you aren’t being understood.
I understand you.
I still love you.
I just need time,
to find a way to fix things between you and me,
because we haven’t been kind to each other.
When the world wasn’t kind to us,
I blamed you.
I always do,
but I never stopped loving you.
I would lie in bed,
letting you go to waste,
cursing the eyes everyone allegedly adores,
wishing I could wish the words you write from existence,
waiting for you to become somebody else,
somebody that someone else could accept,
but you are my beautiful girl,
with bad luck,
a bad sense of direction,
and a bit of a reputation,
but my sweet,
I still love you,
even if they don’t,
even if you don’t feel it from me,
I do love you.
you just have to give me time.