Words we often trade
even though we don't say
in return what we really mean;
but you knew I meant it when I looked so
directly in your eyes,
smiled with mine,
and said, "Really, really good".
The depths they spoke weren't lost on you; relief
mixed with fading grief
on your face. "Really? I'm glad to hear that".
And anyone would think, by your tone,
I'd given you a gift.