what is love.

People perpetually recount stories

about how their significant other

changed them for life,

made them a better person,

replaced their bad habits.

But you and I,

we’re not like that.

You give love to all my insecurities

and embrace all my flaws.

You accept that sometimes

I’m too tired to face the day.

You believe in me

when I can’t believe in myself.

You say it’s okay when sometimes

I don’t want to go out for the night.

You comfort me

when I feel like my world is caving in.

You don’t try to change me,

but you make me want to change myself.

You make me want to go out

and achieve all my goals.

You make me want to seize

every single day.

You make me want to take risks

I’ve never taken before.

You make me want to treat

everyone with kindness.

You make me want to be a better person.

I know that you’d accept me

exactly how I am,

but I want to do better,

I want to be better,

for you.

And I think that’s what love is.

  • m.f.
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