To be with you gave me hope for good things to come,
promises of happiness, clear skies and glistening lakes,
of adventures limited only by the boundaries of our imaginations combined.
I know that you cannot hear me cry as I walk alone in a forest of my own creation; that you cannot promise me salvation once my nightmare is over; I realize that your touch cannot heal my pain.
But I also know that you will tell me I am beautiful even as I fall apart,
that you will stroke my hair and t