After a while
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning & company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts & presents aren't promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up & your eyes ahead...
& you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans & futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
So you plant your own garden instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong.