you look at me
with that tear
falling down your cheek
as if you expect me
to have a magic potion
to make it all disappear
but I can barely even
come up with the words
to comfort you
let alone
take the pain away
so all I do is wipe the tear
with my finger
and hold you close to me
I run my hand through your hair
and whisper softly in your ear
that I love you
more than anything in this world
I know these words
are not enough
to take away
all the memories
that haunt you
every single day
but I hope
that they provide you
with some miniscule
amount of comfort
because you are
always there
whenever I needed you
and I want to fix it all
but I am helpless
so please
forgive me