everywhere i go i see an opportunity to leave you

and i think it'd be so easy

so i stay.


i stay because 

i still don't quite know the color of your eyes 

and i like the way you cry 

for plants that get no water 

and letters that go unanswered.


i stay because i have seen the stars

for the first time through your eyes

the way you look at them

as if you know them each by name.


and even though vines could overtake us,

weeping willows could cry for us,

our friends could forget us,

and lions devour us,

still i’d stay

because you are the greatest unknown

that i have ever known.