i want

I want to build a castle to you
with my words
I want to cover you with a
canopy of nouns and verbs
and adjectives
I want to describe the world
in all it’s wonder to the most
wonderful thing in the world

glb /// “i want”

taking the plunge

Let me put my arm around you
And take you to the edge
Let me nuzzle in your hair and whisper
“You have nothing to fear”

The water is cold
“You’ll be safe sweet dear”
It will take away your breath
But leave all the rest

You cling to me, eyes fearful
Heart tumbling in your chest
“Don’t let me go, I love you.”
You pull me in so tight

There is no choice, you have to go
So I tip us over the ledge
And join you in the plummeting
Toward the frigid depths

The fall lasts for eons
You grow old before my eyes
The scream abandoned in your throat
Gives way to an icy stare

It happens suddenly
And breaks our stiff embrace
We fly apart abruptly

Clamoring for you hand
I swim to regain your grip
You are farther from me
Than I have bargained for

We surface separately
Both head for the shore
I reach the banks before you
And offer you my hand

You brush me away in anger
In search of something warm
Your lips a shade of purple
None have ever seen.

You swaddle in your blanket
And I snug in mine
I search for forgiveness
On your gorgeous loving face

There’s not a sign of giving in
I try every ploy I have
You are still so livid
I do not stand a chance

There is only one thing
That I could try right then
I pull the band out of my pocket
Drop my blanket and one knee

Your face transforms instantly
“You know I’m mad at you?”
I smile and hold out the ring
Knowing I need not speak

You snatch the ring from my hand
We embrace tighter than ever
Wet hair upon my face

“I know this is going to sound crazy”
You whisper in my ear
I push you back and watch your lips
“Let’s go back up and do it again!”

glb /// “taking the plunge”

thank you

i take your face in my hands
i put my lips to your ear and whisper
“do you want to live?”
i kiss your cheek
ever so softly
and pulled back
to look in your eyes
you nod slowly

i whisper,
“do not give your love to me because i want it,
give it if i deserve it”
you lean in
put your lips to mine
“thank you”

glb /// “thank you”

true love

When I first met you
I was me
But you were
So much more than you
There were stars in your eyes
Melody in your voice
Diamonds in your smile
Velvet in your touch

I was intimidated
I was none of those things

But you stayed and
Looked me in the eyes
As you told me a little joke
You smiled at the punchline
And squeezed my hand to be sure I got it

Now I am those things too
We take walks to the lake
Holding hands the whole time
Quietly humming songs
Smiling as we look each other in the eyes
True love can be formed like this

glb /// “true love”