Even though things have changed
and they keep changing time and again,
even though we have been learning
to recognise and unlearn being toxic
as we have been to each other
even when we thought that we would never,
I am glad we haven’t turned narcissistic
and we are trying to stabilise
our individual lives and our lives together
that are interconnected no matter how ever
we may try to disengage us from each other.
I am glad that there is still that space for conversation
between us that we share since the beginning.
I am learning that we are not perfect—gradually—
and adjusting to the truth that we may never be
but we can grow if we persist to keep learning.
I will do my work and you do yours
because I can help but not do it on your behalf.
I realise that my love for you hasn’t faltered
even though the situation has altered.