can a boy love a sad girl?
when the light in her eyes is pouring out, crystalline,
can he kiss the unstitched seams?
can he remember how much sunlight she needs when her petals are falling all over his feet?
when she lies wilting in his bed can he pet her unkempt head and whisper sweetness in her ears even though her mind has fled?
how much can he take before he has been bled
dry by all of her almost-goodbyes?
can a boy really love a sad girl?