He says “You’re beautiful”
I tell him it’s because he loves me.
He says ” You are all I ever dreamed of”
I tell him he should have set his standards a little higher.
He’s says “But you are so talented”.
I tell him he’s my inspiration.
He says “You deserve so much better than me”
I inhale deeply ignoring the stupidity of his words,
while giving that look that tells him I disagree.
He wipes away tears,
brushing my cheek with tender touch,
then tells me how much he loves me.
For once I believe him…
Reah Roberts ©2009