there are different ways of trying
but the truest test is still,
when sitting in your car,
whether or not you want to head home
some say compromise is a loving act
don't be fooled
it's rather a way to lose the self, ounce by ounce,
then use the loss
as the rationale behind having no center,
looking for answers elsewhere.
love is building yourself up,
informing others who you are,
and following through
the hard work is in saying what you want,
making it very clear,
and not forgetting.
only in this way do divergent paths make the way,
everyone knowing your truth,
until we are smooth as beach stones.