there are times
i must remember the reasons why.
why do i love you?
it is the way-
you offer me water first, even when your throat is dry,
the regret in your face after an unfair fight,
the pride in your voice when you speak of me,
the simple way you say "i love you, you know",
the way you soldier on in the face of defeat,
the compassion for people that still shows, despite everything,
that's about it really,
the reasons why i love you.