Romance & Relationships

Spark

There are more with a spark like the one you carry in your loving heart, so I know we will never be lost.

Breathless (he)

The first time
he saw her,
he knew it
was going
to take
another
fifty years
to catch
his breath.

Boundless

This is the
kind of love
that just keeps
going.

Natural Bond

Maybe it doesn’t
have to be
so serious.
Maybe we don’t
have to make a big deal
out of spending
the rest of our lives
together.

Real Magic

Life might be
a miracle,
but I never knew
magic
until I met you.

True Happiness

Exhibit a.
This is a picture
of true happiness.

Walking Together

I am proud to see
the one you are,
and the one
you are becoming.
It is no small thing,
this chance I have
been given
to walk the road
beside you.

Dream Life

I don’t know
how to find the world
that lives in my dreams,
but in all of them
you are there,
so I think that
is the place to start.

Long Shot

What are the odds
that in the span of the infinite
galactic tangle of stars
and quasars and black holes,
somehow we found
each other?

Heart Lines

There are invisible lines
connecting everything together,
and I am particularly fond of
the one that connects me to you.

Without Hesitation

After all those years, she was nothing like I remembered, but my heart leaped across the gap anyway without a moment’s hesitation.

Waiting to be Kissed

Every time I looked at the picture I thought how I should have kissed her, so finally I hid it in the attic & I wonder if it’s still there with us both so young & her waiting to be kissed.

Vision Change

You see me better than I am, she said & I’m worried what’ll happen when your vision changes

Ultimatum

Don’t you dare be rational at a time like this, she told me, or I’ll be forced to admit I wasted all these years with you.

Tolerance

Do you ever listen to me? she said & I said I did but sometimes it took a couple of days to sort it out in a way that didn’t make me want to murder her in her sleep.

Tilt-a-Whirl

I remember the lights of Atlantic City reflected from her glasses & there was the tilt-a-whirl right as she kissed me & I spun happily in circles for a long time after that.

The World Itself

When she held out her arms, the world itself wrapped around me & held me tight.

Summer’s Night

It was a summer’s night & the smell of the old rose bush was as heavy as rain & she asked me in & I followed her up those stairs till morning.

Stress Management

I can imagine it working out perfectly, I said. I can’t, she said & I said no wonder you’re so stressed.

Small World

We sat in the car & the night dropped down until the only sounds were the crickets & the dance of our voices & for a moment the world became small enough to roll back & forth between us.