Because no one told you there would be days like this,
because you would have ignored them anyways.
Because it’s not what you see in movies,
because tickets don’t sell that way.
Because love can disguise itself as hate,
because the days drag on and on and on.
Because family is a choice we make,
because we want and want and want.
Because being alone isn’t the hardest part,
because being together is.
Because your love is so complete,
because your love is his.
Because money isn’t a thing we want,
because it takes and takes and takes.
Because the days are cold and rough and hard,
because the nights are full of wake.
Because giving up isn’t an option,
because where would you go anyhow?
Because words are just words,
because you made a vow.
Because when no one else is on my team,
I know that you are.
Because my heart sometimes seems out of reach,
though my love is never far.