I know

of secrets whispered at night

I know

of hearts that beat in synch

I know

of children who grow old

and love that fails to light the way

memories

harbored secrets

and

hiding places and the moments shared in them

and we promised

in whispers

and held hands in the dark when no one else could see

I know

the looks that you gave me

I know

the whispers spoke in my ear

I know

that love can bloom and dissolve

and I've witnessed many before

broken hearts

and midnight liaisons

late nights

and betrayals that cease to break

my trust

lays shattered

on the floor

I know

my torch will burn again

I know

our hands will meet again

I know

that you will miss me when I leave