For the person who hurt me deeply.
Who is hurting deeply.
I forgive you.
I'll always be here.
The hurt you've caused is buried deep,
I suffer the consequences of your actions, they fester and steep.
Yet I realized something yesterday.
I have lost you, not by choice.
But you are my best friend, I still need to hear your voice.
I'm losing not just the future I saw, but my best friend.
Why would I choose to lose both parts?
I cannot overcome this loss, this death of both love and friendship.
Sometimes you are so quiet, I forget your thoughts are loud,
I forget you are suffering because you hide it so well, I know of this you are incredibly proud.
But even the strong do not always prevail alone.
I'm willing to put my feelings aside for the chance to hold my best friend close.
It will burn me, but one day it will scar.
Friends hurt together.
So hurt with me.
So please, just know I'm here.
You always have a place where you are welcome, where someone cares, where you can feel safe.
And safely feel.
Less trust, more history, but never less love.
You are not alone.
I will never let you suffer through this painful part of life on your own.