I could love you best by not judging you
by mere appearance, whether by your beauty
or the lack of it, depending on where,
when, or what situation I see you in.
I could love you best by not only appreciating
who you are now and who you could still
but also knowing you more through your past,
no matter how dark or terrible it was.
I could love you best by not only showing you
physical affections; but also by trying to fill
your inner void, valuing your need for
further growth and significance.
I could love you best by not expecting too much or setting unrealistic standards,
by giving you enough leeway to make mistakes, and enough space
for yourself when you need it.
I could love you best by letting you take charge
at times where your strength is needed most;
while I just support you by all means and all the way,
when that’s the only best thing I can do.
I could probably love you best by loving you…
most likely, the way I love myself.