“What do you think keeps a relationship going? ”
He was staring at the stars when he asked me this.
“Unconditional love?” I reply
“Nah….. that ain’t it. That is a common answer.
Not your answer”
He knows me too darn well.
Some pondering minutes later
“Okay then. A level of understanding so high
That you never demand explanation for silence.
The utmost amount of care,
That medicine may not be necessary to recuperate them.
A great deal of comfort,
That you find peace in the other person’s privacy
I wish he could complete the sentence.
I wish he knew what I wanted to say
“When compromises are not treated as return policies?”
He asks, shifting his gaze towards me.
I guess, he does know.
I always have this discussion with my friends. And the poem ain’t all that great , but I wanted to give out my thoughts on a relationship. Anyway, do check out poetryhive for the prompts.