...and the way you held out for me
the time you hauled those cartons through
the wood for me-helped with the burden everyday.
you laughed with me, you cried for me
you held me when nights were rough...
and that boat-how we slept in the stairwell cold
one of my better nights all the same-
not to be alone in the morning, something
of a rarity before you came along.
That song we sand in rain before
we were picked up in carousel clouds.
I hold that all here in me heart
and throughout my bones.
I would carry you so as to spend
a moment, a lifetime, by your side.
and I remember when time was tough
...and the way you held out for me.