but what I’m really trying to say is
in the harshness of the world, leave a light on,
keep some soft spaces in your heart
and take all of mine with you, too.
You can’t stop this mad, beautiful world from hurting,
but you can make each day mean love.
What I’m really trying to say to her is I love you;
what I’m really trying to say is take this, you will need this.