I long to be told by you how much you love me,
Pull your attention away from the tasks you busy yourself with in an attempt to show your affection,
And just listen.
Listen to what I need. What I want.
It is there that you will discover how to make me feel loved.
I don’t want epic, romantic poetry, although it warms my heart and brings me joy.
Just speak from your heart.
Even if just to say I love you, again, and again.
Don’t let your past define how you show your affection.
Just listen to me in this moment and help me to not just know you love me, but to feel that love in each moment that I am alive.
Because when you can help me to feel loved,
Then I can return that feeling to you.