The reason why you hurt me

I now know the deeper reason

for which you hurt and ignore me

You expect me to understand this hurt

and the emotions it triggers in me

and share them with you

You expect me to make a wise use of these experiences

to grow in wisdom and help you grow with me

You expect me to learn to love you

even more profoundly and more entirely

until we can stop hurting one another

and so I would like to thank you

and express to you all my gratitude

for doing these necessary yet painful acts

and express to you my admiration

of how courageous and dauntless you are