I asked her if she was okay.
And she said, “I’m fine. I swear.”
But when I looked into her eyes,
I clearly saw her struggles there.
She quickly looked away,
And tried her best to smile.
She said softly, “I’ll make it through this,
It’s just taking me a while.”
I knew she was hurting.
And I knew her pain was deep.
But she felt the burden was hers,
And her’s alone to keep.I reached out to her.
And our hands entertwined.
I said, “ I love you, my friend.
So your burdens are also mine.”