You said to me, "I am Lost"
So I etched the constellations
in every freckled part of my skin,
so you would always know where you came from
when you traced your fingers across my hips.
You said to me, "I am Sad"
So I learnt every joke I could
and tried as I may to make your lips
curl into a smile.
But like a river flooding into the ocean,
you got lost in the current of the water.
And I was merely a rock trying to slow the stream.
Trying to stop the barreling power that crashed
down and turned little pebbles like me,
So forgive me if when you say "I Love You"
catches in my throat,
like a waterfall stops in the air for a moment.