We don’t have to say it

We already know the truth.

Don’t have to go on and on about feelings

Or say what we already knew.

When we do get around to “I love you”

We don’t declare it to the world

We speak of it softly, in private

Leaving our words, curled.

I’ll never be the one true thing;

I’ll never be your wife

But you can bet with all certainty

I’ll love you all my life.