even when I can’t believe
a goddamn word you say,
I’ll still look at you and hope
hard that I’m wrong.
even when I feel you pull away,
I’ll tell myself it’s something else.
even when your smile
is only trying to smooth things over,
I’ll still look for some genuineness.
even when I want to leave,
I’ll always stay.
even when we say we don’t
love each other,
I always will.