She looked into my eyes
and I knew
from the moment I saw the way
she held herself in the halls
the way she smiled a broken smile
how her body wanted to cry
but she also knew
that she could not
would not
admit it

I knew I couldn't help
as much as I wish I could
I just don't want her to feel so bad
and break down
before she goes to sleep at night

She doesn't deserve what happened
and although it was an accident
she has to know
it's not her fault
and will never be
her fault

Hiding the tears won't make them go away
and as much as I tell her
to pick herself up
there's no way I can come close
to the way she feels
but I just need her to know
I'm here