I was supposed to say bye when you told me I was too different 

But the chapters kept writing themselves 

And I enjoyed letting someone else hold the pen 

The spine of the story grew more and I didn’t seem to mind 

I was supposed to say bye when you told me you’d marry me 

But the dust from interlocked fingers blew into the wind 

And I embraced the breeze of unexpected 4AM phone calls 

Interchangeable words till dawn lit my mornings anew 

I was supposed to say bye when I began praying for you more than I prayed for myself 

But I didn’t know that loving someone was lethal 

And I sacrificed the intimacy of knowing what you would say before you said it 

Hearing footsteps of you leaving yet I still held the door wide open 

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via victoriousvocabulary)

This, a thousand times over. Do you have any idea how extremely hard it is to learn another language?

(via deafmuslimpunx)