When you were enamored with the color sea green and our feet didn't even touch the kitchen floor Was when I learned that you were genuine.
When I found out that you liked tuna fish sandwiches Was when I learned that you aren't REALLY what you eat.
When we suntanned on my roof just because knew we weren't allowed Was when I saw that you would almost always do what I thought about doing.
When you wanted me to curl my hair Was when I learned that you had started to care about something other than who we really are.
When you hated your first kiss and laughed about it. Was when I learned to see the tears behind your eyes.
I wanted to protect you.
When we spent long summer days together, when I wanted to climb trees barefoot but you wanted to walk from my house to the pool in our bikinis Was when I learned to be ashamed when they whistled.
When we laid on my carpet eating too many snickers bars and laughing until we were stupid Was when I wished the moment would never end.
When you confided to me about your dad Was when I secretly felt important.
When I succeeded Was when I discovered that you were jealous.
When you let people hurt you, but hung onto them anyway--when I wanted to push you away like everyone else did Was when I realized that I would always love you.
When you made me angry and I felt replaced Was when I learned that you weren't all that mattered.
Maybe you wouldn't always care.
When you wear your heart on your face; When you say something that makes you more vulnerable than I could ever be; When you lie just to look good; When you act disgustingly superficial even though you know I wouldn't care; When I remember that I need you too; When we drove with the wind jarring our cheeks and tangling our hair
Is when I learned that we are lucky, and that we will never be ordinary together.