look at me through you / by Ellen Sorensen

i like to look at me through you

try to see what you see in me

because when i look at you

i see my challenger, my leader 

my lover and the keeper of all my hopes


you shower me so sweetly 

with your thoughtfulness 

with your sacrifice 

with your wit and your love


you show me curious things 

you are my personal encyclopedia

i want to understand the things you love

i want to know how your brain works 


you create a sense of purpose for me

you inspire knowledge

you teach me the love of persistence.


you are mine. 

and when i look at you, 

i see a better version of me.