"But at least you know,"
you said while I lay against you, fingers and legs and bodies entwined
"that we'll always be there for each other."
i continued breathing, nodding at every word
"I'm here for you,"
kissing your neck, your chin, your cheek
"and you're there for me."
kiss your lips.
"No matter what happens," I agreed.
[ I believe you. Even if you didn't really mean it, I believe in you.]