There’s a little tug at the corner of her lips,
When I tell her a joke and my stomach does flips.
She bursts out laughing, uninhibited and free,
I would do so much just to make her happy.
She tells me he’s amazing and I pretend not to feel,
The tears in my heart that for years I’ve concealed.
I wonder if he knows how to treat her right,
I wonder if she knows how she keeps me up at night.
Then one day, she comes to me with tears in her eyes,
I’m speechless as she starts to apologize.
There’s a little tug at the corner of my heart,
When she tells me it was always me from the start.
© Jade M. Wong