Because it Can

I think your tiny heart can grow. It will love again. It’s just not going to be me. I’m grateful. I love and you will love one day because it can.

 I didn’t look you in the eye
 I didn’t smile at you quite
 not because I didn’t want to
 but I was afraid you just might 
 attack.
  
 I ended what could have been between us
 a while back
 because you weren’t ready for me
 like I was ready
 for someone 
 new.
  
 I didn’t look you in the eye
 I didn’t smile at you quite
 because I love someone again
 and we both thought that someone
 would be you
 but it’s not.
  
 Someday you’ll love someone
 a man or woman, whichever you prefer
 the way I love this man.
 I hope it happens for you, truly.
 For the heart is meant to love
 when it learns finally to be selfless enough
 to give and receive, to take 
 but offer reprieve.
  
 I think your tiny heart can grow.
 It will love again.
 It’s just not going to be me.
 I’m grateful.
 I love and you will love
 one day
 because it can.