It was the sadness in your eyes, the moment I felt a breaking in my heart, realizing you cared far more than I’d assumed.
It was the cracking in your voice, the moment you struggled to say nothing was wrong, realizing you had so much to say and no way of saying it.
It was the way you averted your eyes, the moment you were willing to walk away in silence, realizing this pained you more than you’d ever let on.
It was the way you quieted your tears, the moment you told me a thousand things, realizing the switch stayed on for you.
It was the way I yearned to hold you, the moment I wanted to comfort your wounds and raise you up, realizing I cared more than I’d imagined.