In two months I'll be leaving for Panama with the Peace Corps.
And for once, I just want you to listen.
I don't want to hear about your relationship problems.
I don't want to over analyze a comment or an email.
I'm saying good-bye to life I've always known,
And saying hello to one I don't.
I'm packing up and moving on.
And for once, I just want to talk.
I want to talk about how excited
I will be,
How nervous I am,
How I am going to miss the most important
events in those lives around me.
I just want to talk about
And for once I want you to just sit there
And not criticize me,
Not to judge me,
And not to tell me how to pack.
I want to talk about my feelings
(And I don't do this very much)
But for once,
Can you just listen
And let me cry
on your shoulder instead?