Why I Say It

I know it’s excessive;

repetitive,

and there’s not many ways to change it.

But I know that the best I can do is to say it in as many languages as you can understand

and I’ll repeat my love continuously until your soul remembers it.

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I say it for the times you’ll be awake alone and I’ll be with you in my dreams,

I say it for the days we won’t speak because I was wrong and waiting for you to forgive me,

and I say it for the days you’ll be caught in doubt and question if my anger makes me desire you less.

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I say it because I want you to know the difference between those who sorta kinda wanted to love you,

those who were testing waters

and me.

I say it because at the end of every night,

it’s you I still want to give my next day.

I say it because it’s true.