I’m an undercover romantic,
A safe keeper of memories,
It’s always the little things,
The little things that get the best of me.
I’ll never forget the night of the fire,
The true beginning of everything,
You simply opened your mouth,
And we talked well into the morning.
Every part of me was warming,
And every part of me felt home,
I distinctly remember wondering,
Where that comfort was coming from.
I watched you form your thoughts,
As the color of fire licked your lips,
You gave me your honesty,
And in return earned my respect.
There was something in your words,
That I just found so attractive,
It’s a rare day you find the truth,
Offered in the same way you give it.
A meeting of such like minds,
An offer of experience,
You carried yourself so humbly,
I thought you were fucking brilliant.
I didn’t want that night to end,
I would’ve stayed till the sky turned red,
But when I finally hugged you goodbye,
I somehow knew I’d remember it.
I woke up that next morning,
With your words echoing in my head,
I couldn’t shake the sound of your voice,
And this thing right behind it.
This strange sense of belonging but,
You were the last thing I was looking for,
And the timing of it couldn’t be worse,
I tried to tell myself it was nothing
but there was something I couldn’t ignore.
Just a feeling, a hint of longing,
As I found myself craving your presence,
And even when the days got busy,
I still made time for our conversations.
I fell in love with your mind first,
How you weaved your words together,
And I don’t think I had laughed that hard,
In what felt like a thousand forevers.
You asked me to get together,
And I was all about it,
We met at a park in the middle of summer,
And I knew that this was something special.
The way you smiled stopped me dead in my tracks,
And baking in that sun I was still so relaxed,
We went to get milkshakes because I didn’t want it to end,
And when we finally went home,
Your smile stayed in my head.
You’ve smiled at me so many times since,
And it still feels as warm as the first time I saw it.
I’ll never be more grateful for offered experience,
Because out of a talk came a forever I believe in.
by Ashley King
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