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”
originally published 10/29/2013