nearly (adv).

we were almost happy, we
were happy when
we were almost friends
but not friends because
we were almost lovers.

I was almost proud of us
when we were almost fine
to be near each other and
not bring our hands to meet
(just nearly)
but then I was almost sad
when you were almost satisfied
with going home alone so
I almost went with you
but I am almost always
left wanting for you to say
what you almost said
but definitely didn't say.