to my kind and loving husband
Poetry used to be my escape
But with you there is no need
To run, hide, or bury my heart
You foster a love in me unlike
Anything I’ve ever felt.
I’ve read many a love story
And have always allowed
For that grandsire to be offered
To others, those who do
Not live and breathe
The real stale air of normalcy.
I thought love and romance were relegated
To those hopeless, hapless folks who
Only ever wear their rosy shades.
I come from the ilk of a different kind
I see things for what they are:
Rosy, 3D, astigmatism, every pair of
Glasses have slipped from my nose
To decipher the real truth even if
It’s a blurry mess, I look with
Flawed eyes and see the truth.
I used to feel the jaded sedation
That life is only ever going to get worse.
You brought into my life a beauty
That can only be described as real,
The beauty of its simplicity is beyond me—
Beyond words and utterances.
It is something unlike anything
I’ve ever felt or experienced.
It encapsulates the true euphoria
I’ve read and seen in other’s lives—real and fiction.
Love is a powerful entity,
Something of which I’ve never
Truly experienced. It radiates
A heat and light that Fills
The voids of loneliness and despair.
Love can make you a stronger person
Love can make you a happier person
Love can make you
The best version of yourself that you
Can possibly strive to be.
I’ve learned so much from loving you.
I’ve learned there is no one else I’d rather
I’ve learned there is no other that my heart
There is no other, but you,
I’ve learned from loving you
That love is enough
And will conquer all
Love is empirically defined
And finally, my heart is able to
Score the volumes of that
Sweet, yet profound meaning—
Of those simple resounding words
My heart, my body, my soul
Sings to you:
I love, you.
I love you