Why didn’t you say anything, he asked.

I indicated in every possible way, she said.

I just stopped short of saying it.

I thought you did not need me

I thought you did not love me

I thought I’m not worth you

I never thought you feared failing me

If I knew, I’d look into your eyes a little longer

If I knew, I’d hold your hand a little longer

If I knew, I’d love you a little more

If I knew, I’d hold you closer

If I knew, I’d rest my head on your shoulder, not thinking twice

If I knew, I’d link arms with you and walk around

If I knew I’d look into your eyes and ask you to trust me

Trust me enough for both of us

I’d tell you I’d make it work

If I knew, I’d steal more days

More hours, more moments with you

If I knew I’d stand in the breeze with you another day

If I knew I’d watch the twinkling lights with you another hour

If I knew I’d save a few red flowers

If I knew, I’d make you another cup of tea

If I knew, I’d sing another song for you

If I knew, I’d listen to one more song with you

If I knew, I’d say all that I held back

Perhaps, that would take your fear away

And I’d have all of you, rather than just a whiff of you

I’d have you around, than just in my head

I’d have a forever, than a handful of moments

Moments that are beautiful

And will never cease to be

But only if I knew