that’s what i am when i am with you.
hypnotised by your voice – so smooth, like honey
intoxicated by your laugh, which sings a melody
that i wish would never stop
you beautiful soul.
how did i ever live without you
where did i place my greatest fears, if not in your hands?
maybe it’s a curse, that i could love someone so much
because the thought of you not being around
there’s something about the way
that you make me feel when we’re sitting quietly
no talking, wind blowing, gulls squawking, waves crashing
like we’ve been here a lifetime
and yet only a moment ago
you were a stranger –
i never expected the way you would show up
on one hand, bursting into my life loudly
as if to say ‘i’m finally here!’
and on the other, sitting here next to me quietly
with a simple ‘hello’
‘i always will be’.
how beautiful you are, when you’re happy
the way your face lights up like a busy, song filled street.
your eyes have a fire
that no one would dare put out.
why would they
when the warmth
holds us captive.
safety and peace had no meaning before you
all i knew was how to survive.
and now, somehow, it’s much easier to breathe
as though the weight on my chest has flown away
flown somewhere else
where it’s not a burden